Muggle Magic: The science behind Harry Potter

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Updated: 10/21/2013 8:26 pm
With this much excitement, you would think that a harry potter book was being released at Idaho State University. The Idaho Museum of Natural History gave children the opportunity to learn about the science behind Harry Potter.

The Educational Coordinator for the Musuem, Kelly Pokorny, explained that, “We call it Muggle Magic. Instead of potions its chemistry, instead of mythical creatures were looking at how the myths were actually created so it’s kind of taking the myths and the legends and the fantasy, and bringing it into real life.”

The event gave children a chance to experience a wide variety of harry potter centric science related activities. It started similar to the way things go in the harry potter novels children would come through the entrance, be sorted into a house and from there, pick from a wide range of activities. It’s something that the museum has seen great success in, starting last year and moving into this year.

“We found a niche that was perfect so we have been working hard on it that previous year and then this year we wanted to do it again,” Pokorny said.

This event only occurs one day per year so for those that want to get involved, you have a whole year to get your costumes prepped and get ready for next year.


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