Science Saturday

Science Saturday

There is no charge to attend Science Saturday. Seating is limited and RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call 209-667-3311 to reserve your place at any of these fun science events.

Upcoming Science Saturday Events


Science Olympiad Warmup  

Science Saturday; coding with robots

Saturday, December 1, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Room N322
Appropriate for Grades 9-12

This activity will be of interest to students who are part of a Science Olympiad Team You will practice events that will be held at the Science Olympiad:

  • Titration
  • Heat/thermometer
  • Ionic solution
  • Solubility
  • Dilutions
  • Benedict's Solution
  • Identifying Solutions
  • Have fun!

Presented by Drs. Koni Stone, Elvin Aleman, and Claudia Brackett and the Stan State Warriors Chemistry Club.

Participation is by invitation only.


Structural Engineering  

Science Saturday; coding with robots

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Room N101
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students who are interested in exploring the field of structural engineering.  You will do the following:

  • Learn the different types of bridges and structures
  • Use a 3D pen to build a bridge
  • BE introduced to engineering software
  • See how 3D modeling is used in the real world
  • Have fun!

Presented by Heather Friedberg, Thomas Shaw and the STEM Ambassadors.

You must register in order to participate


Chemistry is out of this World  

Science Saturday; coding with robots

Saturday, October 20, 2018

9:00 PM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Room N101
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students who are interested in exploring Chemistry.  You will do the following:

  • Build your own spectrophotometer
  • Identify elements found in space
  • Observe light from atoms and molecules when they are heated to glowing
  • Have fun

Presented by Drs. Aleman, Phillips, Manchanda, the Warriors Chemistry club and the STEM Ambassadors.

You must register in order to participate


Physics Demonstrations  

Science Saturday; coding with robots

Saturday, September 22, 2018

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Rooms N121 and 130
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students who are interested in exploring physics.  You will do the following:

  • Learn about mechanical motion
  • Explore waves, sound, and buoyancy
  • Work with a Rebuchet
  • Experiment with Electricity, Magnetism, Optics, and Lasers
  • Have fun

Presented by Drs. Wing To, Leon Zhang, Brian Morsony, Alison Huff and the STEM Ambassadors.

You must register in order to participate


Green Energy Technology  

Science Saturday; coding with robots

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Rooms N101
Appropriate for Grades 7-9

This activity will be of interest to students who are interested in learning about electricity and solar power.  You will do the following:

  • Learn about various green energy technologies
  • Explore solar energy as an alternative energy source
  • Work with solar panels
  • Experiment with series and parallel circuits
  • Have fun

Presented by Dr. Mark A. Grobner and the STEM Ambassadors.

You must register in order to participate

 


Coding With Robots  

Science Saturday; coding with robots

Saturday, February 17, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science

Rooms N101

This activity will be of interest to students who are interested in computer programming and robotics.  You will do the following:

  • Learn the basics of coding
  • Control the Bit Ozobot with color codes
  • Apply critical thinking to solving a maze
  • Learn to program the Ozobots to complete tasks
  • Have fun

Presented by Dr. Mark A. Grobner and the STEM Ambassadors.

You must register in order to participate


Science Olympiad Warmup  

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017

Science Saturday; Science olympiad Warmup

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science

Rooms N309 and N301 
Appropriate for students who are on a Science Olympiad team

This activity will be of interest to students who are on a Science Olympiad team. You will be able to practice the following:

  • Material Science
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Thermodynamics
  • Microbe mission
  • Forensics
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Disease Detective
  • Ecology
  • Write it, do it

Presented by Drs. Koni Stone and Elvin Aleman.

You must be registered as a team through your school coach in order to participate.


Out of this World! Science Saturday; Out of this world!

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science 
Appropriate for all ages, Families Welcome

This activity will be of interest to students interested in science. You will do the following:

  • Explore the night sky with our telescopes
  • Learn about the stars in our astronomy showcase
  • Fun night for the whole family

Presented by Dr. Wing To, Philip Rojas, and the Warrior Physics Club.

 


coding and stem through TI technology

Chemistry Rocks! 

Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science room N101
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students interested in science. You will do the following:

  • Explore the geochemistry of rocks and minerals
  • Learn how to identify and differentiate one mineral from another
  • Have fun

Presented by Dr.s Elvin Aleman and Claudia Brackett and the Warriors Chemistry Club.

 


Coding and STEM through TI Technology 

coding and stem through TI technology

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science room N104
Appropriate for Grades 5-High School

This activity will be of interest to students interested in science. You will do the following:

  • Learn the basics of coding
  • Learn the abilities of a Texas Instrument graphing calculator
  • Investigating the use of basic probes in solving problems
  • Have fun

Presented by Philip Magner and the Stan State STEM Ambassadors.

 


Do You Understand the Gravity of this Situation Do you understand the gravity of this situation

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students interested in science. You will do the following:

  • Experiment with the laws of gravity
  • Observe the orbits of the planets
  • Use a 30ft tall pendulum
  • Have fun

Presented by the Society of Physics Students and the Stan State Department of Physics.

 


The Beat Goes On

Over the Rainbow

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9 AM - 12 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science, Rooms N224 & N229
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students interested in Biology and the

 cardiovascular system. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the heart. You will do the following:

  • Learn about an electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • Perform an EKG.
  • Learn the parts of the heart.
  • Dissect a cow's heart

Presented by Dr. Mark Grobner and the STEM Ambassadors.


Over the RainbowOver the Rainbow

Saturday, October 1, 2016

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Appropriate for Grades 1-2

This activity will be of interest to students interested in science. You will do the following:

  • Learn why the sky is blue and how to create a rainbow.
  • Make a CD Spectroscope.
  • Learn about refraction and light.

Presented by the STEM Ambassadors.

 

 


Over the RainbowSolving Mysteries Through Chemistry

Saturday, October 15, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science
Appropriate for Grades 6-8

This activity will be of interest to students interested in chemistry and identifying unknown substances. You will do the following:

  • Learn why the sky is blue and how to create a rainbow.
  • Make a CD Spectroscope.
  • Learn about refraction and light.

Presented by: Drs. Aleman, Phillips and Drake, Michele Gordon and the Warriors Chemistry Club.

Note:

  • Please arrive promptly by 9 am.
  • Please be present for the full duration of activity.
  • Participants must wear closed-toed shoes only.

 

Past Science Saturday Events


The Beat Goes On 

The Beat Goes On

Saturday, April 9, 2016

1 PM - 4 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science, Rooms N224 & N229
Appropriate for Grades 5-8

This activity will be of interest to students interested in Biology and the cardiovascular system. Explore the anatomy and physiology of the heart. You will do the following:

  • Learn about an electrocardiogram (EKG).
  • Perform an EKG.
  • Learn the parts of the heart.
  • Dissect a cow's heart

Presented by Dr. Terry Jones, Professor of Anatomy and Dr. Mark Grobner, Interim Dean, College of Science.

 


Cells Alive

Cells Alive

Saturday, March 12, 

2016

1 PM - 4 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science, Room N229
Appropriate for Grades 5-6

This activity will be of interest to students interested in Biology and the life of a cell. Explore the world of cells. You will do the following:

  • Learn what your cells are made of.
  • Examine single cell creatures.
  • Prepare slides to view cells under a microscope.

Presented by Dr. Mark Grobner, Interim Dean, College of Science.

 


Saving our OceansSaving Our Oceans

Saturday, November 14, 2015

1 PM - 4 PM

The Naraghi Hall of Science, Room 210
Appropriate for Grades 5-6

Learn how people affect the environments of our oceans. You will do the following:

  • Participate in presentations on ocean ecology.
  • Learn about levels of ocean acidity by melting eggshells and the effects acidity has on a sea life.

Presented by Dr. Mark Grobner, Interim Dean, College of Science and sea-worthy Biology students.

Note:

  • Please arrive promptly at 1 pm.
  • Please be present for the full duration of activity.
  • Participants must wear closed-toed shoes only.

Chemistry Colors Our World Chemistry Colors Our World

Saturday, October 17, 2015

9 AM - 12:30 PM
The Naraghi Hall Science, Third Floor Lobby
Appropriate for Grades 6-7.

Learn how pigments color your world. You will do the following:

  • Extracting and Synthesizing colors
  • Creating Colorful paints
  • Creating a masterpiece with the paint you make

Presented by: Drs. Aleman, Phillips and Drake, Michele Gordon and the Warriors Chemistry Club.

 

 


Explore the World of BioethicsExplore the World of Bioethics

Saturday, September 19, 2015

10 PM - 4 PM
The Naraghi Hall Science, Room N334
Appropriate for Grades 9-12.

See how scientists deliberate today's bioethical situation. You will do the following:

  • Games and role playing
  • Exploring definitions and other group activities related to bioethics
  • Discussing genetic testing and the increasing number of options related to reproductive technology

Presented by: Dr. James and Janey Youngblom