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Topeka Science &
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 700-block of S. Kansas Avenue, Downtown Topeka
Stay connected: #TopCitySTEM
If your child loves science, technology, engineering and math -- or you want to inspire that love in your littles -- we'll see you October 14.
Hands-on activities and demonstrations aimed at toddlers to eighth-graders will line the street, plus food trucks and other fun. Then spend the evening at Ad Astra Kansas Space Day on the Washburn University campus.
Demonstration stage schedule:
10:15-11 a.m. – Bug Lady
11:15-11:45 a.m. – Gel E. Bean
12-1 p.m, – Wizard
1:15-1:35 p.m. – Nick Xidis, of Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions, CO2 Ice Cream
1:45-2:15 p.m. – Gel E. Bean
1:20-3 p.m. – Bug Lady
Booths & more:
Inside 712innovations you will find:
- The Bug Lady (when not on stage)
- Augmented reality sandbox
- Green Screen video
- Tools and more
On Kansas Avenue you will find:
- 712 & Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library Teen Science Cafe
- Ad Astra Kansas Science Day info booth
- Girl Scouts
- Foundation for Aeronautical Education
- FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab
- Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc.
- Kansas Academy of Mathematics & Science
- KU Natural History Museum
- Manchester School for Young Children/Steamopolis
- Usborne Books & More
- Westar Energy
- Wichita Area Technical College
Don't forget to stop by
- Classic Bean (open until 2 p.m.)
- Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions
- Leaping Llamas
- Lupita's Mexican Restaurant
5:30-9 p.m., Washburn University Stoffer Science Hall
FREE fun for all ages.
6 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
- Red Planet, Red Planet -- Let Curiosity Scan It
- Space Weather
- Observatory viewing (weather permitting)
5:30-7:30 p.m. - Outside
- Flight Demos
- Make/launch a paper rocket
- Solar-powered cart
- Chemistry demos
- UAS display and interactive activity
- Astronaut fitness lab
5:30-8:30 p.m. - Inside
- Astronomy/telescope displays
- Laser and other light demos
- Constellation crafts
- "Space" ice cream demos
- Ask a space scientist
- Sky-Q quizzes
- Keeping astronaut food safe
- Let's make a supernova!
- How are elements created in the stars?
- Engineering activities
- Take-aways & more
Attend both events and be entered to win a prize. Stop by the Visit Topeka info booth for information on festival day.
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Keep the science fun going all day!