Science Saturdays continue with Popsicle bridges and constellations

(03-19-2010)

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Science Saturday participants show off their rockets from the February 27 free event.

For some students, five days of school is not enough. They also attend three hours of additional study in the Science Saturday activities on the Adams State College campus. Starting at 9 a.m. in the Science Activity Center, these young scholars build mouse trap race cars or rockets. They work on MindStorm Lego robots or construct bridges. As a typical format, the students learn science first with a guided hands-on series of activities. They then apply what they have learned to constructing a particular project, and finally they test their design. The center has a variety of science projects to keep everyone, regardless of age, engaged in hands-on learning. Science Saturday activities are free and open to anyone.

The Science Activity Center reopens on March 26 for Popsicle Bridges. On April 3, the main activity will involve night constellations, an activity involving both hands-on work and a follow up session in the planetarium. Programs start at 9 a.m. in the Science Activity Center, immediately south of Richardson Hall and on the north side of the Community Partnership Building. No reservations are required. A parent needs to accompany students under the age of twelve.

For more information contact Dr. Randy Emmons.