Super Science Saturday
October 29, 2011
"Climate Explorations"

Super Science Showcase
10:30  12:00  1:30  3:00

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"Climate Explorations"

Live Demos by NCAR's Climate Science Wizards:

Tim Barnes, Jeff Weber, Janine Aquino, Dolores Kiessling, Geoff Tyndall, Peter Lawrence, Craig Hartsough, Jen Kay

(Planting Instructions)

Science Presentations

Cryogenics for Kids
10:30 and 11:30
See live experiments with liquid nitrogen to find out what happens to everyday objects when they are placed in cryogenic conditions!
Perform levitation using super conduction magnets!


NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory
11:30, 1:00, 2:30
Live weather balloon launches with data streamed for real-time viewing!


Snowmastodon Excavation Exhibit
11:00 - 3:00
See and touch Ice Age fossils: Mammoth and Mastodon teeth, Camel and Bison teeth, and Saber-toothed Cat skull!


NCAR's 3D Visualization Lab
12:15, 12:45, 1:15, 1:45
See climate data in 3D and find out how scientists make climate explorations!


Virtual Safari with the Seasons & Biomes Xpedition
1:30 and 2:30
Join the Seasons & Biomes Xpedition of Students on safari in the Serengeti virtually and hear about how students have contributed to data acquisition and scientific measurements on Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa! Find animals of Africa on the Virtual Safari!

Science Activity Tables 10:00 - 4:00

UCAR Education & Outreach
Discover climate explorations using tree rings and learn how scientists read these clues from the past!

NCAR High Altitude Observatory
Explore magnetism and find out how the magnetic fields of Sun and Earth work!
See movies of sun and space weather that are out of this world!

The GLOBE Program
Learn how to use instruments to explore climate and how your data can help scientists!

Space Science Institute
Featuring games and activities about one of the biggest drivers of Earth's climate - our Sun!

CU Science Discovery
Compare weather data collected with actual samples and learn about the instruments used in climate explorations!

Boulder Country Day School
Experiment with the natural processes responsible for our climate such as clouds, wind and rain!

Latin America Center for Arts, Science, and Education
Climate Explorations Puppet Theater presented by local students!

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
Play the "Make it Rain" game and see if you can fill the rain gauge the fastest!

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
Explore the wonders of water and do fun water science experiments!

Special Activities 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Little Shop of Physics
Over 100 hands-on experiments answer these questions and more: If hot air rises, why is it cold in the mountains? What does a cloud feel like?

Center for Severe Weather Research
See the equipment used by storm chasers! Explore the Doppler on Wheels radar truck and tornado pod!

Face Fiesta Face Painting
Choose a rainbow, storm, sunburst, lightening, snowflake, tornado, or your own idea!

Captain Vic the Science Wizard
See all the fun and spectacular things you can do with science!

Food and drinks will be for sale in the NCAR Cafeteria (cash only)

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Mesa Laboratory, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305

Map and Directions to NCAR's Mesa Lab

For more information contact:

Laura Allen 303-497-2408,

Eileen Carpenter 303-497-2401,

[UCAR Education & Outreach]