Don't just learn about science this week, do it. Regional science efforts throughout San Diego County need your help. Learn about how you can contribute to over 20 local science efforts, while doing things you enjoy. Do science while you hike, surf, read, fish, garden, play online games, and more. Participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon and help increase the coverage of women scientists in Wikipedia. Enjoy lectures about how members of the public have made amazing contributions to local research projects. Anyone can help science--find out how at this FREE event.
Young Scientists Session 6: Crazy Critters. The Young Scientists program is a space for parents and preschoolers to discover the wonders of science together. Be there to see your child get excited about science and spark their desire to continue exploring throughout their life. Topics for this month’s theme include: Feathered Friends, Habitats and Camouflage, Food Chain, Light Up the Night. Each four-week session is held on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and includes access to the Fleet's exhibit galleries. Members $75, nonmembers $85.
How do astronomers study the Universe? Our planet is covered with observatories of all kinds, big and small, amateur and professional, old and new. Many more still are orbiting over our heads daily. Yet prior to 1929 (less than 90 years ago), we didn’t even know there was a Universe beyond our own Milky Way, let alone astronomical objects that gave off more than just visible light. Go on a tour of the multi-wavelength universe and see highlights of some exciting new findings. Join Dr.
Learn and experience STEM through interactive booths run by Sweetwater's own high school students! Interactive booths will include: Science of dry ice, Maker Space wind tunnel, non-Newtonian Slime, Science of Sand and Polymers, and more! In addition, you can see a 3D printer in action, learn how biodeisel is made, play puzzle games, pet some reptiles, see some awesome robots, and much more!
Monday through Thursday
March 6 - 9, 2017 · 3 - 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Central Library, IDEA Lab, 8th floor
Design and build like an architect in celebration of Teen Tech Week, in March. During this 4-day workshop, you will have an opportunity to design a 2D floor plan and then use foam core to build a mini 3D architectural model to scale. Showcase of your models, will take place on Thursday, March 9th in the library.
Open to ages 12 and up.
The College of Sciences and College of Engineering at San Diego State University open their doors to K-12 students and families to showcase 22 interactive exhibits such as: CSI Meets CSU, Show-Me Geology, telescopes, planetarium showings, laser demonstrations, SuperSonic Ping-Pong Balls, Electron Microscope Facility, aerospace, robotics, making ice cream using liquid nitrogen, X-ray Crystallography, and much more.
The Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering is a week-long educational experience from March 4-12 that is FREE and open to the public. Kicking off the week on March 4th is EXPO Day at PETCO Park (from 10am-5pm), which is the largest event of the week, with over 120 different handson activities for kids and families. Engage, explore, and get excited about science, technology, engineering and math! For full details and up to date information, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @loveSTEMsd
Come visit the workshop that your inner 12 year old would love to have attended and see how the STEAM sausage is made! Get ideas on how to implement Laser cutting, 3D printing, Robotics, Virtual Reality and more in the classroom or youth group environment. All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dream Big: Engineering Our World is the first film of its kind for IMAX® theaters and will transform how we think about engineering. From the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots and a solar car race across Australia, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small. The film shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
In this second part of a three part series on archaeology and drones, participants will work in teams with Cara Ratner, owner of Archaeology For Kids, to create their own archaeology plan map. Also, Jeff Riolo and his crew from Empower UAV will give a demonstration on aerial drone technology as a tool for science. Empower UAV is a San Diego based company of professionals, educators, and aviators providing a wide variety of aerial photography services with drones.