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Workshops: Homeschool Science Program, Ithaca, NY. Nov 2010 – March 2011

Homeschool Science ProgramThe Homeschool Science Program (HSP) presents free materials science workshops, at the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY, on select Tuesdays, 2-3 p.m. November 2010 through March 2011 for children ages 6-13 and their adult guardians. The workshops are hands-on and encourage students to explore how materials interact with each other. Upcoming workshops: November 9, 2010, Bridge Building; December 14, 2010, Sounds of Science. Sign up early to secure a space.

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Event: Austin, TX Science and Engineering Festival. Oct. 2-24, 2010

Austin Science and Engineering FestivalOrganized by the Mexican American Engineers and Scientists organization, the Austin, Texas Science and Engineering Festival and its multiple events will showcase the science and technology of Texas. It will culminate in a two-day Expo Expo at the Austin Convention Center with over 200 exhibits of hands-on, fun science and engineering activities to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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Event: Ideaventions Discovery Lab, October 16, 2010; Oakton, VA

IdeaventionsIdeaventions – A Discovery Lab for Kids hosts a celebration of science and engineering with hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Attendees will be able to build rockets, explore circuits, play with robotics, and prepare for Halloween by mixing a potion or two. Elementary and middle schoolers and their families are especially encouraged to attend.

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Event: A Visit to Mars, August 4, 2010. Washington, DC

Mars PackingAuthor Mary Roach speaks at an evening lecture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. on Wed., Aug. 4, to discuss her new book Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She describes how astronauts prepare for and endure their trips to space, what happens when you don’t walk on the ground for a year, and the overall experience of space simulations. Cost: $25 Gen. Admission, $15 Member. Program Ended.

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Event: Mars Day at the Smithsonian. July 16, Washington DC

mars_amazonisCome discover what all of the hype and interest lately has been about the planet Mars. Delve deep into the mysteries of our close neighbor with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s popular, educational and interactive summer event, “Mars Day!” on Friday, July 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, on the National Mall in Washington, DC. No new info on a 2011 event.

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Events: Science Workshops. Washington, DC June-July 2010

picture24864Experience hands-on science activities at the National Academies of Sciences’ Koshland Science Museum in Washington, DC, this June and July 2010, on Saturdays. Learn why some light bulbs are more efficient than others; investigate how hydrogen can be used as an every day fuel; and explore how immunization, antibiotics, and public health measures help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Admission (to museum): Adults: $5.00; Students, Children, and Seniors: $3.00. No 2011 events scheduled, yet.

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Event: Student Engineering Films. Drexel U. June 3, 2010

Everyone is welcome to attend the 3rd annual Engineering Film Festival, where short videos produced by Drexel engineering students will be viewed and judged in competition. All films, between 3 minutes and 8 minutes long, PG-rated, relate in some way to the College of Engineering at Drexel University or the field of engineering in general. Come view the creativity of these engineering students and gain ideas for your own classroom and students.

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Open House: Plasma Physics Day, Princeton, NJ. May 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) will host an Open House on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. LCome to the hottest place in New Jerseyand find out about fusion energy — the process that powers the sun and other stars. Location: Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, James Forrestal Campus, Plainsboro, New Jersey. Cost: Free. Photo IDs required of visitors 18 and older.

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Event: Cambridge Science Fest, April 24-May 2

The Cambridge Science Festival is a celebration showcasing Cambridge, Mass., is a multifaceted, multicultural event that makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEM in all our lives.

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