Science Firsthand 2010-2011
Submitted by Jessica on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 4:34pm. Science Firsthand
Did you know that our department offers monthly activities to promote youth and adults learning about science together? Well let me reintroduce you to the Science Firsthand project I work on. Every month we host an opportunity for mentors and their protegés (hey Seniors check out me using one of your words of the day) to experience hands on science activities and try to answer the science questions they might have. In the fall one of our big meetings took us to Forest Park where we investigated the small pond area. We found all sorts of insects and even caught three giant grasshoppers! It was a lot of fun learning new things about an area right in the Science Center's own "backyard". This past weekend matches investigated wind by making kites, symmetry and patterns by making "snowflakes" , and physics while building their own rollercoasters right in the Teen Room. The fun thing about Science Firsthand is that even if we have a particular science topic for the meeting we might not stay there. Everyone gets to try their hand and whatever area might interest them most. In February we're going to explore Chemistry...or maybe we won't.