Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Saturday February 20, 2016

  • Prejudice and Possibility: Race in the Classroom
  • 9:00 AM 
  • How does race shape the educational experience for students? Do subtle sociopolitical cues guide opportunities available to them? Are the effects consistent from Kindergarten through higher education?

    Join the Science Center of Iowa and Iowa State University’s Social Justice Collective to explore these issues and discuss the importance of constructing classrooms that embrace equity. In this two-hour session, ISU professors will present short 15-minute sessions on their research – from instructional leadership to identity development.

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  • Meet Stuffee
  • 10:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Young visitors can explore how the human body works with a large, soft sculpture doll.  This program and location is subject to change. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Two Small Pieces of Glass
  • 11:00 AMStar Theater
  • Go on an adventure though history to learn about the creation of the telescope and the discoveries this invention has helped humanity make!

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 11:30 AMFounders Hall
  • Meet and get the chance to touch some of SCI’s resident reptiles and amphibians.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Violent Universe
  • 12:00 PM 
  • Catch a glimpse of the immense power of the enigmatic forces of our starlit sky—from black holes to exploding stars!

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  • Flight Adventures
  • 1:00 PMStar Theater
  • A young girl and her grandfather come together to achieve sky-high dreams in this multi-media planetarium show about the science of aeronautics!

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  • Deep Freeze
  • 1:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Get ready for chills and thrills as we showcase awesome demos with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Seven Wonders
  • 1:30 PMStar Theater
  • Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond!

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  • Seven Wonders
  • 2:00 PMStar Theater
  • Tour the Seven Wonders of the World as well as some of the greatest wonders of our universe and beyond!

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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 2:30 PMFounders Hall
  • Come check out the colorful, ooey-gooey and other fun experiments we'll mix up.  Program and location subject to change.

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 3:00 PMStar Theater
  • Locate constellations and planets, and hear myths of the night sky in this live planetarium program. Program and location subject to change.

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  • Fire Works
  • 3:30 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • From things that glow to things that explode, this program is a real blast!  Program and location subject to change.

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