Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Virtual Farm Show Worshops

Whitaker Center's educators lead students through an activity to celebrate the Calving Corner and the PA Farm Show!

January 10 - January 12, 2022
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and The Calving Corner will be once again teaming up to provide STEM Programming the week of the PA Farm Show!  Whitaker Center's educators will be leading students through a session of Color Explosion and a session of Making Ice Cream. 

A recording of the program will be available on Whitaker Center and The Calving Corner's social media pages.  


Monday, January 10, 2022 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9 a.m.

* One workshop will be posted on Monday and the other on Wednesday at 9:00am.  They will be available on Whitaker Center and The Calving Corner's social media pages.  Each activity runs approximately 35- 45 minutes. 


  • Color Explosion

Whole milk, food coloring, and soap mix to create a rainbow of color.  In this simple chemistry activity, soap molecules connect with the fat molecules in the milk and they move the food coloring around in interesting and beautiful ways. Experiment with the placement and amounts of food coloring, the amount of soap used, and the colors added to create your own milk masterpiece!

  • Making Ice Cream

Heavy whipping cream, vanilla, salt, ice, and a lot of shaking!  In this diary-inspired chemistry activity, students will create a chemical reaction to cool their mixture into a yummy treat!

Who Can Register and What is Included?

This program is for K-6 classroom educators and homeschool groups. Click to register, and you will select the size kit needed for your group.

Cost of the kit is $5 

Kids will include all non-perishable matierals for each activity.  A few items will need to be purchased at the grocery store and those directions are included in the kit materials.  There will also be some mooo-velous take-home items for the students.

Kits will arrive via mail in mid-December

At registration, you will have an opportunity to purchase a Calving Corner Plush Cow for a $10 donation.  Proceeds from this purchase benefit the Calving Corner.


Please email education@whiatkercenter.org with any questions!


This event is sponsored by The Calving Corner and Whitaker Center.



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