Archive for October, 2011
Gateway to Science shares a Brainy Quote this week:
“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have a safe weekend. We look forward to seeing you at Haunting Arts & Spooktacular Science on Saturday, October 29 from 12:30PM-4:30PM at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex.
The partners of Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex present Haunting Arts & Spooktacular Science! There will be spooky science, bewitching art, ghoulish treats and ghostly entertainment, all in support of Gateway to Science, Central Dakota Children’s Choir, Theo Art School and Shade Tree Players. Each activity will cost between 1 to 8 tickets. Tickets are $.50 each and will be sold at the event. Wear your costume for even more fun!
Mad Scientist University has landed at Gateway to Science! Polish up your laser gun, get your maniacal laugh ready. You’re about to enroll in MAD SCIENTIST UNIVERSITY! This ingenious game has been tested by our very own Science Discovery Club at Gateway to Science. The kids all declared this game “a winner” and a “must buy.”
Just in time for the holidays you can pre-order your very own copy of this totally demented game. Pre-orders will be accepted through November 30, 2011. Check out our MAD SCIENTIST UNIVERSITY page for all your ordering info!
Did you know that you can bring your class, of any size and age, to Gateway to Science for a Field Trip? Not sure if a Field Trip is in your budget this year? Consider asking for a sponsorship from parents, grandparents, businesses or local service groups. These are the people who help support Gateway to Science. They will be excited to support your classroom! It’s easy to sign up for a Field Trip, just pick up the phone and call 701-258-1975. For more information on our Field Trip policies just go to FIELD TRIP.
Attention K-12 students: NASA is seeking your help to name two moon-bound robotic spacecraft! On September 10, 2011, the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft were launched to create a gravity map of the moon; the mission will enable scientists to learn about the moon’s internal structure and composition, and give scientists a better understanding of its origin. However, the spacecraft are currently called GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B, and NASA is looking for some real names that capture the spirit and excitement of lunar exploration. US students in grades K-12 need a teacher to submit their entries, which should include the chosen names for the spacecraft, along with an explanation of why those names should be selected. The explanation can be any length, from a short paragraph to a 500-word essay. Go here for the complete rules and submission forms. The deadline is November 11, 2011. Good luck!
Gateway to Science will once again be hosting Spooktacular Science on Saturday, October 29th! This is part of a building-wide afternoon of Halloween fun at the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex. Between 12:30 and 4:30 pm, join Gateway to Science for hands on activities and demonstrations, including the perennial favorite, slime! You can also experience some Haunting Arts with Theo Art School and Shade Tree Players, and some scarily delicious concessions from Central Dakota Children’s Choir. You choose which activities to do by purchasing tickets at the door. Check out this site for more information. We hope we see you there!
P.S. Feel free to dress up in your Halloween costumes – we will!
Donations can be dropped off at the Gateway to Science office Monday through Friday 9AM-3PM. Or if you would like someone to pick up your donations, please call me at 701-258-1975.
Gateway to Science hosted Chemistry Demo Night on Tuesday, October 18, as a part of National Chemistry Week. Scott Weigum, Bismarck High chemistry teacher, demonstrated fun and fascinating chemistry experiments for the audience of over 100 children and adults! Weigum splashed, bubbled and even burned a little as he explained different properties of chemistry that had the audience cheering and asking for more. Check out our event page for pictures of some of the experiments.
Don’t miss our next event: Haunting Arts & Spooktacular Science – October 29.
There will be no Preschool Discovery Hour at Gateway to Science on Wednesday, October 19 or Saturday, October 22 due to the Teacher Convention school holiday. We are having fun every week and look forward to seeing you next week at Preschool Discovery Hour on Wednesday, October 26 at 10:30 AM and Saturday, October 29 at 10:30 AM.