Skip to main content
Tinkercast
Podcasts & Activities
for Curious Kids & Their Grown-Ups

Bag O’ Worms & The Velocity of Poop

  1. In this episode of Wow in the World, we learned that when wax worms are trapped in a plastic grocery bag, they will eat their way to freedom. Imagine opening a wax worm restaurant where all the menu items contain some form of plastic grocery bags! What would you name this restaurant? What would it look like? What would wax worms find on the menu?
  2. Taking what we learned about wax worms ability to process the chemicals found in grocery bags, imagine some ways that scientists can take this discovery and the information gathered from it, to help our planet in the future.
  3. In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy found themselves at a race where the winner was determined by the velocity or the speed at which they pooped! Create an new team sport for animals that involves poop and velocity.  What kind of equipment would be involved? What would the uniforms look like? What kind of trophy would the winning team receive? Also, be sure to come up with some super pooper team names!

Join Us In Denver


Saturday, May 21st
11am - 12pm

 

Second Star to the Right Children's Books
1455 S Pearl St,
Denver, CO 80210

 

Directions

 


 

Sunday, May 22nd
10am - 12pm

 

Paramount Theatre
1621 Glenarm Palace
Denver, CO 80202

 

Directions

This will close in 0 seconds

Join Us In Dallas / Fort Worth


Saturday, May 28th
10am - 2pm

Texas Children’s Museum
201 TX-174
Rio Vista, TX 76093

Directions


 

Sunday, May 29th
12pm - 5pm

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy St.
Forth Worth, TX 76107

Directions


 

Monday, May 30th
10am - 2pm

Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218

Directions

This will close in 0 seconds

Join Us In Atlanta


Friday, June 3rd
11am - 3pm

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30307

Directions


 

Saturday, June 4th
11am - 3pm

East Lake Park
2617 Memorial Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30317

Directions


 

Sunday, June 5th
11am - 3pm

Coan Park
1530 Woodbine Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30317

Directions

This will close in 0 seconds

Join Us In Indianapolis


Saturday, June 11th
11am - 3pm

 

Terre Haute Children’s Museum
727 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47807

 

Directions

 


 

Sunday, June 12th

This will close in 0 seconds

Join Us In Detroit


Saturday, June 18th

 

and
 

Sunday, June 19th
 

This will close in 0 seconds

Join Us In Chicago


Saturday, June 25th

 

and
 

Sunday, June 26th
 

This will close in 0 seconds

Join Us In Minneapolis


Saturday, July 2nd

 

and
 

Sunday, July 3rd
 

This will close in 0 seconds