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Math + Science = Success

Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Mar 9, 2013

Carnegie Science Center is partnering with the Math & Science Collaborative, WTAE 4, and FedEx Ground in Math + Science = Success, a public awareness campaign to encourage students to enroll in math and science courses.

Math + Science = Success SciTech Day
10 am – 5 pm

Engage in hands-on activities geared for high school, middle school, elementary school – even preschoolers! Meet dozens of innovators from regional corporations, organizations, and universities and learn about careers you never knew existed. Interact with robots like Quasi (an animated robot), Rosie Rivets (a factory robot), discover the engineering behind a showerhead, and see how numbers play a role in nature, science, art, and architecture. This day extends the activities that school children enjoy during SciTech Days, to the general public.

Meet WTAE Weather Watch 4 Chief Meteorologist Mike Harvey
11 am - 1 pm - Weather Station, 4th Floor
Take your picture at the Weather Station with a real weatherman!

It IS Easy Being Green!
11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm - Works Theater, 4th Floor
Go way beyond recycling in this hands-on, interactive game show experience. How do the choices you make every day affect the environmental health of the planet? From the foods you eat and the clothes you buy to the technologies and conveniences you use every day, your choices matter.

eTextiles
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm - Classrooms 1-2, 3rd Floor
Explore what eTextiles are and create some of your own. Use conductive thread and LEDs, complete circuits, and more! Create and take home your own wristband. Presented by ASSEMBLE, a community space for arts and technology.

HACK!
11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm - Classrooms 4-5, 3rd Floor
Do you like to reuse things? Change the way you use things? Do you think you could rethink an object or thing to be better or just something else? In the HACKing workshop, you'll do just that! Transform something old or discarded to a new thing that YOU define! Work with things from recycled elements to LEDs and circuits!

Meet WTAE Weather Watch 4 Meteorologist Ray Petelin
1 - 3 pm - Weather Station, 4th Floor
Take your picture at the Weather Station with a real weatherman!

Fruit Flambe 
12 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm - Kitchen Theater, 3rd Floor
Enjoy edible solutions as we flame various fruits! The chemistry of fire meets the flavors of dessert in this favorite live demonstration. Watch in awe as flames ignite in our pan, and then sample the lip-smacking results.

Science in a Scoop 
1 pm - Kitchen Theater, 3rd Floor
Explore the chemistry of ice cream as our science chefs make tasty custard and cool it down with liquid nitrogen.

Astronaut 
5 pm - Buhl Planetarium, 2nd Floor
Our newest planetarium show! Learn about astronaut training, experience a rocket launch from inside the body, and discover the perils that lurk in space.

Two Small Pieces of Glass 
4 pm - Buhl Planetarium, 2nd Floor
Discover how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how these instruments continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Learn the history of telescopes, how they work and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. Explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, spiral structure of galaxies and the discoveries of Galileo, Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 
12 pm - Buhl Planetarium, 2nd Floor
A perfect 20-minute show for youngsters ages 4–6, based on the popular children's show Sesame Street®. This show provides an exciting introduction to astronomy and other sciences as Elmo and his friend, Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street, go on an exciting adventure to discover the Sun, Moon, and stars.

What do you like to do? What are you good at? What challenges you? Will you be a doctor, fireman, engineer? Or, how about

Be a Programmer!
11 am and 1 pm - Computer Technology Center, 3rd Floor
Computers cannot think for themselves. They must be given instructions for everything they do. Be a computer programmer; tell our Pro-Bot robotic cars what to do. Program them to make basic shapes or follow a specific path. Use rulers and protractors to chart your course and keep your robotic car on the road.

Be an Oligochaetologist! (first find out what this is!!)
12 pm and 2 pm - Computer Technology Center, 3rd Floor
An oligochaetologist is a person who studies worms! Get your hands dirty as we learn about these wiggly invertebrates. How do worms breathe? Do they have eyes? Can worms smell? Find out these answers and learn how we can use worms for composting, called vermicompost!

 

 

Mar 09, 201310:00 am - 5:00 pm


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