Family Science Day
Photo: David R. Carroll, Creative Commons
|FAMILY SCIENCE DAY: International Year of Chemistry
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s Family Science Day series invites children and adults to join in the fun of investigating the world around us. Led by science educators and research scientists, Morehead Family Science activities promote cooperative discovery of basic scientific principles, current science happenings and science-based careers.
Join students and faculty from UNC's chemistry department, along with Morehead educators, for all kinds of fun, hands-on activities! Here's what we have planned for you:
- "Chemistry Magic Show" at 12 noon and 1:30 p.m., presented by the Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry fraternity (we think things might get explosive!)
- chemical rockets
- making electricity from fruit
- superballs! (yes, you'll make your own!)
- photo chemicals and fluorescing molecules
- opportunities to make nylon
- chirality demonstrations
- a solar-powered vehicle
- a story nook with guest storytellers at 12:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Family Science Day activities are free, and there's no advance registration. This event happens rain or shine.
|Themes from past FSD events|
- All About Math
- Anthropology FSD
- Discover Your Universe
- F-ANT-astic FSD
- Human Health and Wellness
- Morehead Exposition of Technology and Innovation
- Nanotechnology: Big Fun on a Small Scale
- Native Pollinators
- Solar FSD