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THE ST. JOSEPH MUSEUM & MWSU TEAM UP TO PRESENT THE 17th ANNUAL SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY!
Super Science Saturday 2018 will be held in Remington/Agenstein Hall at Missouri Western State University
How do you get your children excited about science and math? Treat them to the experience that is Super Science Saturday! They can solve a math maze, try biology, physics, and chemistry experiments, meet amazing creatures, and much more! This annual event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, in the Remington/Agenstein Hall at Missouri Western State University, in St. Joseph, Missouri. Presented by the St. Joseph Museum and MWSU, the day will include hands-on activities, courtesy of the faculty of MWSU, area high school instructors, Hy-Vee, and KQ2 and KNPN television stations.
The St. Joseph Museums returns to its roots each year with Super Science Saturday, reflecting the Museums’ original founding as a Children’s Museum over 90 years ago. The Children’s Museum was a project of the Natural Science Club of the St. Joseph Junior College, under the direction of club sponsor, and first museum director, Miss Orrell Andrews. Super Science Saturday began in 2001 as an opportunity to bring area high school and Missouri Western State University science educators together with the community’s youth for one action-packed day of exploring the sciences. Hands-on, kid-friendly experiments and projects are performed for -- and with the help of -- the students who attend. Experiments in past years have included cockroach races, glue making, and a hovercraft.
Super Science Saturday 2018 will feature many new opportunities including making an unusual non-Newtonian fluid called “oobleck” and learning the chemistry behind it. The new area is being provided courtesy of four Central High School seniors who are pursuing the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Is there light at the end of the rainbow that we can’t see? Thanks to Benton High School science instructor Daniel Benz and his student volunteers, children will learn more about the visual light spectrum as well as UV and infrared light. For a look at the science of health, Hy-Vee Store Dietitian Sheri Craddock, RD, LD will present experiments related to food and activity choices.
Along with a series of ongoing experiments, MWSU Chemistry professors will present their always popular chemistry shows every 15 minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m. Visitors can also expect to see and participate in “Fun with Biology”, a series of biology experiments presented by students from the MWSU Biology Department featuring Bess Beetles, termites, and various types of cockroaches.
In the Bushman Planetarium, there will be brief shows starting every 10 minutes that are available at no additional charge.
South Holt R1 High School science teacher Jonn Casey returns with his popular Casey’s Creatures, which features lizards, boa constrictors, Burmese pythons, Tarantulas, and well, you just never know what you might see! Casey’s Creatures programs will be given at 11 a.m. and at 12, 1, and 2 p.m.
Science instructor Rich Piper of Union Star High School is bringing an impressive list of interactive experiments and plenty of make-it, take-it science projects. He and his student volunteers will assist children with making pendulum based drawing boards and bee hummers and help them experience the “trash bag hug,” which is a painless pressure experiment.
As a challenge to youth and adults alike, a room-size “Math Maze” will be presented by Dr. Kevin Andersen, Dr. Jeff Poet, Dr. Gavin Waters, and Dr. Glen Rice in the entryway of Remington Hall at MWSU.
There will also be two “Weather Centers" with activities, demonstrations, and a "Weather Forecasting Technology” area where children can practice giving weather reports in front of a green screen, just like the pros!
"The St. Joseph Museum began as a natural science museum for children and we are committed to education. Super Science Saturday is a great way to coordinate with local science and math experts to fulfil that commitment while honoring the Museums’ beginnings,” said Sara Wilson, executive director, St. Joseph Museums, “We’re looking forward to providing a day of fun for the entire family, and to building lasting enthusiasm for the sciences.”
Super Science Saturday will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Remington/Agenstein Hall at Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive. Admission is $3 for adults and students. Children under five are free. Parking is free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 816-232-8471, visit the St. Joseph Museum website at stjosephmuseum.org/events or e-mail the St. Joseph Museum at email@example.com.
The Avenue City PTO is now selling ACES Apparel. All orders are due in the school office by January 31, 2018. Make all checks payable to The Sports Page. Click on the PDF file to open the order form, print, fill out (make sure to include your name), and send to school! Orders will be available for pickup on February 14, 2018.