Science Center will present weekly virtual science shows exploring engineering, zoology, physics and more


Last updated 6/17/2021 at 9:37am

From June 24–August 19, young learners can virtually engage with live science experiments and exciting demonstrations by tuning in to Science on the Road Goes Camp-tastic, a weekly livestream of Carnegie Science Center’s most popular science assemblies.

Science on the Road Goes Camp-tastic is perfect for homeschool families and parents who looking to engage their children with fun and educational STEM programs this summer. It’s also a great opportunity for summer camps, summer schools, libraries, and community groups to supplement their own programming with a dynamic and fun science assembly.

Geared toward students in grades K–8, Camp-tastic assemblies are an accessible way for parents and community groups to combat the “summer slide” — a phenomenon that suggests children experience regression in academic proficiency due to summer break.

The three assemblies offered through Camp-tastic are:

• Science of Hockey (new for 2021) — Explore the geometry, physics, and physiology behind a game of hockey. Jump in the game as a coach or player, and apply cryogenic chemistry, air hockey hovercrafts, and bowling ball pendulums to improve team performance. Produced in partnership with PPG and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

• Who Wants to be an Engineer: Imagine It. Make It. Make it Better! — Ramp up for “Double Dare”-inspired physical engineering challenges and tinker with simple machines to build soaring towers and suspension bridges. Produced in partnership with Arconic.

• Wild by Design: Innovations from A to Zoo — Join local scientists and onscreen zoo animals for a bio-inspired adventure with leaf-blowers, foamy chemistry, and liquid nitrogen rockets. Produced in partnership with PPG with special thanks to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

Virtual assemblies will be presented every Thursday at 1–2 p.m., starting June 24 through August 19. Each presentation costs $15 per family (up to five people) and $150 per classroom (up to 35 students).

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