Science Palooza 2016

Calling All Junior Scientists!

Science Palooza is just around the corner and we are recruiting our future scientists to attend the Sceince Palooza World’s Fair!

Saturday, March 19, 11AM-3PM
Provo Recreation Center (320 W 500 N)
$4 per child| Adults are free with a paid child

What is Science Palooza?
Science Palooza is an event that aims to give a fun learning experience for children of all ages. We hope that children will be inspired to enjoy education through the interactive experiments and hands-on activities at this event.

What can Junior Scientists expect to learn at the Science Palooza?
Activities at Science Palooza range from science demonstrations and hands on learning, to take-home projects and interactive museums. Junior scientists will learn about the human body, sound, rocks and minerals, animals, electricity, gasses, and wilderness survival.
What else will there be to do at the event?
Booths and stations all over the event will offer demonstrations, experiments, activities, games, and crafts. These booths are staffed by museum experts, collegiate student scientists, professional scientists, and community volunteer scientists.
Some examples of the booths we have are:

  • Sub Zero demonstrating the science of instant ice cream (there will be samples of course)
  • BYU Dietetics will showcase the importance of healthy eating through interactive games
  •  Kids can enter the science game show to win prizes and test their knowledge
  •   Nicola Tesla room where kids can interact with Neon colors, X-rays, lasers, and electricity
  •   Mary Anning exhibit to dig for fossils, see dinosaur skeletons, and even take a picture with a dinosaur!
  • BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures will show us a thermal camera to find artifacts hidden under the ground
  • Cookie Excavation where kids will have to excavate the chocolate chips cookies out
  • Mini dig box where kids will be able to find fake arrowheads, that they can take home, in a dig box filled with sand!
  • Learning through Robotics will be there to show kids the latest technology with robotics!
  • The Quarry will show how friction impacts rock climbing
  • Did we mention these are just a few of the more than 20 science experiments to try out at this event?!

Where is the Event?
It is at the Provo Recreation Center: 320 West 500 North
The event will be in the community side of the Recreation Center and the Cougar Court gym.
How Old Does My Child Have to Be?
There will be science experiments for children of all ages, so feel free to bring the whole family! Most activities are targeted for ages 3-14, but kids of any age (and kids at heart) will love this event.
How Do I Buy My Wristbands
Wristbands are available to purchase at the Recreation Center starting March 1st
What will we get at the event?
All kids will receive prizes and crafts throughout the event. Parents can visit the parents' corner to learn more about resources for learning and science in the community. We will also have "Do it at Home" cards for you to recreate science experiments with your children at home.

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