Adams State Science Saturdays continue in February

(01-29-2010)

Students interested in scientific feedback on their science fair projects are encouraged to attend the February 6 Science Saturday, and those interested in combining science and art will enjoy the February 13 Science Saturday. Both events are held from 9 a.m. until noon in the Adams State College Science Activity Center.

Other activities, on February 6, will include mini-presentations on Crickets, small electronic devices which link science, technology and the arts into a very "kid friendly" educational toy. These mini-presentations will be conducted by young people in the San Luis Valley. Robots and other activities will also be available for exploration.

The February 13 activity will involve science and art and is directed towards younger people. Activities will include exploring the use of the dyes in pens to color T-shirts. We will first talk about color and look at some of the science behind colors. Next, we will shift our attention to the making of wearable artwork. Participants should bring white T-shirts. Using these shirts, we will make different color and shaped patterns using permanent marking pens and rubbing alcohol. The young scientist-artists may keep their creations.

No experience is necessary, just a willingness to experiment. The activities are free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children; parents must remain with children 12-years-old and younger. The Science Activity Center is located on the north side of the Community Partnership Building, immediately south of Richardson Hall.

Visit the online calendar at adams.edu/calendar/ for dates and descriptions. Visitors are encouraged to learn at their own pace and to follow their own interest.