Adams State College Science Saturdays', in the Adams State Science Activity Center, schedule is set.

(08-30-2010)

Adams State College Science Saturdays', in the Adams State Science Activity Center, schedule is set. The events are free and are open to the public.

Science Saturday is a series of structured activities where people of all ages explore science and mathematics in guided, hands-on activities. Materials are provided. Each Science Saturday will have a morning and afternoon session. Younger people are asked to attend from 9 a.m. until noon and afternoon sessions, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., require more skills and the ability to work independently. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

  Molly Nehring and Nicole Miller sketch an idea for their Lego robot during an Adams State College Science Saturday, last spring.

Molly Nehring and Nicole Miller sketch an idea for their Lego robot during an Adams State College Science Saturday, last spring.

The first event, on October 2, will explore radios in the morning and robotics in the afternoon. The schedule includes October 23, morning catapults and trebuchets and afternoon solar energy; November 6, morning music and afternoon microcontrollers and music; November 20, morning science of crystals and afternoon math is a picture; December 4 morning and afternoon subjects are yeast and chlorophyll.

Participation in the structured sessions requires arrival at scheduled start time. Drop-in is allowed for those with a general interest in the center. Other equipment and demonstrations are available for exploration.

The Science Activity Center is on the north side of the Community Partnerships Building, located on Main Street and Edgemont Blvd. on the Adams State campus. Parking is available in the lot, accessed from Edgemont, immediately west of the Activity Center's outside door. For information email Dr. Randy Emmons at rwemmons@adam.edu.