Science Day -- For Kids Of All Ages
Science Day at the University of Virginia, free and open to
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 Day
events from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
event: 9-11 p.m. at McCormick Observatory
Building University of Virginia, McCormick Road
Stadium Lots along Whitehead Road
PAGE: http://www.astro.virginia.edu/ScienceDay or call 924-7494
for more details.
AND DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS (each event lasts about 45 minutes):
a.m., They Came From Outer Space, Chemistry Building, room 304
a piece of the cosmos in your hand. Members of the Astronomy Department
will display and discuss significant meteorites from their collection.
Meteorite impacts shaped the early Earth and Moon and help explain
formation of the solar system.
a.m. and 12 p.m., Chemical Magic Show, Chemistry Building, room
Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity will demonstrate chemical principles
with flash and color for all ages.
a.m. to 2 p.m., Environmental Sciences Weather Station, in front
of Chemistry Building
the interactive weather station and send up your own balloon (weather
permitting). See how meteorologists monitor the weather.
a.m. and 1 p.m., Physics Demonstration Show, Physics Building, room
on to your thinking cap, the Physics Show is back! The subject this
time is radioactivity. How many subatomic particles are passing
through your body every second? Probably more than you expect. Come
to the show and see for yourself. Also witness the world famous
(and perfectly safe) Mouse Trap Atomic Bomb. Lots of other intriguing
physics demonstrations as well.
p.m., Memory Across the Ages, Chemistry Building, room 402
session will describe how psychologists study memory, and how memory
changes with age. Several demonstrations will illustrate memory-testing
procedures. Discover how your memory compares to that of other people.
p.m., Special Public Night at McCormick Observatory
your chance to observe the stars and planets through the historic
McCormick telescope. See slide shows and tour the Observatory. This
is a special offering of the Public Nights usually held on the first
and third Friday of each month. There also is a public night on
Sept. 21 from 9-11 p.m.
Ed Murphy, (434) 924-4890