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2014 White House Easter Egg Roll


Science Museum president to share a "Science Moment" at the 2014 Easter Egg Roll at the White House

On Monday, April 21, Dr. Eric J. Jolly, president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, will join informal science education colleagues in presenting a science moment at the 136th Easter Egg Roll at the White House. This popular spring event, held the Monday after Easter on the South Lawn, is hosted by the First Family and features live music, storytelling, sports, cooking stations, a poster contest, and more, in addition to the traditional Easter Egg Roll. The event draws 30,000 visitors from around the nation.

Monday, April 21, 2014

As part of the festivities surrounding this year's Easter Egg Roll theme, Hop Into Healthy, Spring Into Shape, Dr. Jolly and Dr. Elizabeth Stage, director of the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley, will be stationed in the event's "Eggsperiment Zone," where they will engage Easter Egg Roll visitors in an exploration of the Bernoulli Effect.

The Bernoulli Effect says that when air flows quickly, the pressure in the airstream gets lower, and the slower moving air beneath an object—like an airplane wing or a kite—exerts higher pressure, lifting it up and helping it fly.

With guidance from Drs. Jolly and Stage, Easter Egg Roll participants will take what they've learned about air speed, air density, surface area, and lift to design paper kites. Then, they'll get moving to test them and see how well they fly.

Video of Dr. Jolly presenting his science moment is available here: Or contact Sarah Imholte at or (651) 221-9412 for access to a high quality file.

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