by Megan Rosza
Tonight, on May 5, 2012 at 11:34 p.m. ET, the moon will reach it’s full moon status—when the earth, moon and sun are all in alignment. One minute later, at 11:35 p.m., “perigee” will occur. Tonight’s full moon will be the closest to Earth in nearly 20 years. The moon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than other full moons this year, according to NASA. It will be 17,053 miles closer than normal.
Also, if you have family participating in the Science Fair Convention today, or are curious about entering a project in the future, or just flat out love science (like the rest of us) please come on over. The adult science fair entry presentations are open to the public to observe and the winning adult will also give their presentation again in the evening at the seven o’clock awards ceremony.
10-11:30 am – Entries setup
12:00 pm – Judging begins
12:00 pm – Adult presentations in Lecture Hall
– “Rapid Fossil Formation – Part 2”
– “Myths & Theories Behind Extinct & Endangered Species”
– “City of Confusion” (on the Tower of Babel)
7:00 pm – Ceremony/adult winner presentation
Tuesday-Saturday, May 8-12
The Science Center is not normally open during the week for walk-in tours but during the Convention we will have special hours. Guided tours will be available during our Convention Only Hours which are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Some of the science fair projects will be left up for visitors to view and study. Regular admission rates apply.
Saturday, May 12
ALL KIDS SCIENCE BASH | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Children ages 5-11 years old will have a wacky, fun time for learning, participating in hands-on science experiments, competing for prizes and having a special lesson on “The Chemistry of Color” with chemist Dr. Al Gotch!
1. Bring a friend and be entered into a drawing
2. Dress up as a Wacky Mad Scientist to entered into our Costume Contest
3. Guess the amount of eye balls in the ooey-gooey eye ball jar!
The science bash is from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and includes lunch (hot dogs and chips). The cost is $5.00 per person. There is no Super Science Saturday Club on this day.
Download the flyer at http://akronfossils.com/science-fair/activities
CREATURE FEATURE WORKSHOP | 2:00 pm
“Are You My Cousin?: A Lesson on Genetics”
Why do animals of the same type look so different? How do some rabbits get floppy ears and others have straight ones? Why are there so many species of frogs? We will take a look at genetics for this Creature Feature to see why we have so much variety in the world. Bring the whole family for fun hands-on exploration with our live animals!! This workshop will also be offered again on Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 am (after the Super Science Saturday club meets) and again at 2:00 pm. The cost is $3 per person or $12 per family and is separate from the tour and park pass price.
See the complete list of all of our upcoming Creature Feature Workshops on our website.