Science Center of Iowa Event Calendar

Saturday February 10, 2018

  • Pint Size Science
  • 9:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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  • Cold Blooded Critters
  • 10:30 AMWhat on Earth?
  • 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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  • Girls in Science Festival
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering and math? Girls and families of all ages are invited to SCI's Girls in Science Festival to explore a variety of careers in the "STEM Zones" and connect with female role models and mentors. Attendees also will be able to register for workshops conducted by scientists. 

    The Girls in Science Festival is presented by Flint Hills Resources. Festival is included with SCI general admission.

    Exhibitors:

    • National Weather Service
    • FTC 9974 - T.H.O.R.
    • FRC #3928 Team Neutrino
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Cyclone Space Mining Club
    • Iowa State University - Agricultural Meteorology
    • BCB Graduate Student Organization. Iowa State University
    • Blank Park Zoo
    • Neuroscience Interdepartmental Graduate Program/Society for Neuroscience Ames Chapter/Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization
    • DMACC Urban
    • Fourth + Court Hy-Vee
    • ISU Geology Graduate Student Organization
    • Material Advantage- Iowa State
    • Metro Waste Authority
    • Hometown Heritage
    • Iowa Public Television
    • Dow-DuPont
    • Vermeer Women in Manufacturing
    • Iowa LEGO Users Group
    • The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
    • Ames Laboratory of the US DOE
    • Eurofins
    • Flint Hills Resources
    • Women in Science and Engineering Student Role Models
    • Lambda Kappa Sigma
    • Just The Cats, FIRST LEGO League
    • The STEMATICS, FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, Johnston Community School District
    • U.S. Department of Agriculture
    • Kemin Industries
    • Iowa State University
    • Microsoft
    • FRC Team 4646 ASAP

    Workshops

    Workshops are limited to 15 participants.

    11:00-11:45 am

    • All About the Genes (Grades 4-6)
      Work alongside USDA scientists on a DNA extraction and take a look at the building blocks of life. Build your lab skills by measuring and observing, and learn about the biological processes that make it work!
    • Science Says: Let's Code (Grades 1-3)
      How do computers know what to do? Try out some Simon Says-like codes as we explore how people can communicate with robots and other technology.

    1:00-1:45 pm

    • Makey Make This! (Grades 4-6)
      Use the makey makeys to invent your own game or program! Do a quick dive into conductors, insulators and basic code. Connect these elements to awesome careers you may have never even heard of!

    • All About the Genes (Grades 1-3)
      Work alongside USDA scientists on a DNA extraction and take a look at the building blocks of life. Build your lab skills by measuring and observing, and learn about the biological processes that make it work!

    2:00-2:45 pm

    • Science Says: Let's Code (Grades 1-3)
      How do computers know what to do? Try out some Simon Says-like codes as we explore how people can communicate with robots and other technology.

    • Get Energized: Biofuel Edition (Grades 4-6)
      What is a biofuel and how is it made? Try some hands-on experiments alongside some wonderful chemical engineer mentors from Flint Hills Resources and learn all about this source of energy.

    3:00-3:45 pm

    • Density Column Experiment (Grades 1-3)
      Work alongside Kemin scientists and run a hands-on experiment to explore the property of density. During this workshop we will use various household liquids and solids to create a colorful column. So be ready to engage, think, and create like scientists!    

    • Makey Make This! (Grades 4-6)
      Use themakeymakeys to invent your own game or program! Do a quick dive into conductors, insulatorsand basic code. Connect these elements to awesome careers you may have never even heard of!

     

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  • Pint Size Science
  • 11:00 AM 
  • Discover the wonders of science in monthly classes designed specifically for young explorers.

    Pint Size Science classes are offered for two age groups of younger explorers! 

    • Pint Size Science (ages 4-6)
      Led by an SCI Programs Team member, this interactive classroom experience offered September through May allows young explorers ages 4 to 6 to discover the world around them through fun, hands-on activities they can share with a parent or caregiver. Classes are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am. On Saturdays, a members-only class is offered at 9:00 am.
    • Toddler Edition (ages 22 months - 3 years)
      Toddler Edition classes use hands-on, sensory activities to engage young explorers ages 22 months - 3 years in science topics. Classes are taught by accredited teachers from the SCI Preschool and are held on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.


    Pre-registration is required by the Friday prior to each session. $10 SCI Members / $19 Non-members.

    To register or for more information, visit sciowa.org/pintsizescience or call the Sales Office at (515) 274-6868.

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  • STEM Stories
  • 11:00 AMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Hear from local women sharing their STEM Stories

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  • Deep Freeze
  • 12:30 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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  • STEM Stories
  • 1:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Hear from local women sharing their STEM Stories

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  • Iowa Skies Tonight
  • 1:30 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
  • 2:00 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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  • NEW! Global Soundscapes
  • 2:30 PMStar Theater
  • What do vibrations look like in slow motion? How do animals use sound to survive? What do sounds tell us about the health of our planet? Join a team of soundscape ecologists to hear the Earth in a whole new way in this full dome interactive presentation!

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  • STEM Stories
  • 3:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • Hear from local women sharing their STEM Stories

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  • Seven Wonders
  • 3:30 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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  • Crazy Chemistry
  • 4:00 PMJohn Deere Adventure Theater
  • 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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