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Super Science Saturday to Explore Very "Attractive" Science:
Free Public Event Takes Place October 29

Costume - SSS
A Super Science Saturday participant's tornado costume combines atmospheric science with Halloween fun. (Photo by Carlye Calvin)

October 24, 2005

BOULDER—Children, parents, and teachers are invited to experience some very "attractive" science during Super Science Saturday at NCAR. This free event, held on October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will explore the scientific principles of magnetism and other forces of attraction.

NCAR scientists will perform live demonstrations using magnets, electricity, and the forces of cohesion and gravity. The day includes hands-on activities, robotics and electronics workshops, a slide show on space weather, a Velcro wall, a planetary orbit game, 24/7 Weather Experience exhibit, and Halloween-themed fun.

Participants include Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, CU Science Discovery, Windows to the Universe, KMGH-TV 7NEWS, and others.

Sponsored by the UCAR Office of Education & Outreach, Friends of UCAR, and KMGH-TV 7NEWS, Super Science Saturday is designed to promote public science literacy and enrich the science experiences of local students and teachers.

Super Science Saturday takes place at NCAR's Mesa Lab, located at the west end of Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. The Mesa Lab's exhibits, art galleries, and science store will be open all day. The store features science kits, educational toys, books for all age levels, clothing, and more. Visitors can purchase lunch and snacks in the cafeteria.

For more information, the public may call 303-497-1174 or click here for a full schedule of the day's events.


Baloon launch
Children watch an NCAR scientist launch a weather balloon during Super Science Saturday. (Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

Related sites on the World Wide Web 

Super Science Saturday - Schedule
UCAR Education and Outreach

The National Center for Atmospheric Research and UCAR Office of Programs are operated by UCAR under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation and other agencies. Opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any of UCAR's sponsors.

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