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Science Saturdays, Montana State U.

MSU Science Saturdays 2010

Hands-on science and research

Students who like to dig their hands into science and learn about cool new research and technology will love MSU Science Saturdays.

MSU Science Saturdays are designed for kids aged 10-15 (younger  ones welcome if accompanied by a parent). Students participate in hands-on experiments, learn about exciting new projects, and meet the scientists and MSU students shaping the future in Montana.

Schedule:

Sat., Jan. 9, 2010

How do Robots Compute and Move? Presented by Dr. Ross Snider, Electrical & Computer Engineering

What do computers and motors have in common? They both use electricity and are the main components in robots. Participants make their own motor with wire, a battery, and a magnet; and learn how computers add using only the numbers 0 and 1.

To pre-register, call Extended University  at (406) 994-6550 during MSU business hours (M-F, 8am to 5pm).

Download a PDF flyer here


Sat., Feb. 6, 2010

How do Insects Communicate? Presented by Dr. Kevin Wanner, Dept. of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

Experience the diversity of insects and learn how they “talk.” See the silkworm life cycle and take some home to raise. Participants will conduct experiments to learn how moths attract each other with odors, then will imitate the honeybee waggle dance to tell companions the location of a good flower patch.

To pre-register, call Extended University after Jan. 11, 2010 at (406) 994-6550 during MSU business hours (M-F, 8am to 5pm)


Sat., March 6, 2010

How do You Stretch a Rock? Presented by Josh DeWeese and Dean Adams, Dept. of Art and Architecture

To pre-register, call Extended University after Feb. 8, 2010 at (406) 994-6550 during MSU business hours (M-F, 8am to 5pm)


Sat., April 10, 2010

What is the Science of Music? Presented by Dr. Ilse-Mari Lee, University Honors Program, and Dr. Robert Maher, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

To pre-register, call Extended University after March 8, 2010 at (406) 994-6550 during MSU business hours (M-F, 8am to 5pm)

For more information, please consult the MSU Science Saturdays Website

Directions to MSU EPS building

Check out activities, videos, and photos from  past Science Saturdays

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