Indian River Lagoon Science Festival
What can you do with pink, blue, and green magnetic marbles? Kids who stopped by Heathcote’s exhibit at the Indian River Lagoon Science Festival on September 26 got to combine these “atoms” into molecules of water and carbon dioxide. Then they saw how inside a plant leaf these ingredients “cook” in sunlight to make sugar for the plant’s food and oxygen for us to breathe. Future scientists and gardeners had fun moving the bright marbles around the magnetic board to create the chemical formula for photosynthesis, and they gained a new appreciation for the usefulness of plants. We loved sharing Heathcote’s story with new folks on the Treasure Coast, and saying hello to our long-time friends as well.