Super Science Saturday

19th Annual Super Science Saturday
Grades K-6
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Check-in at 9 a.m. (near the small gym)
Calapooia Middle School
Each workshop is $7 (in-city student)/ $9 (out-of-city student). There is a $3 discount if you spend
the day- 3 workshops plus assembly is $25/$33.
Pre-registration is required as classes fill up quickly.
For more information and to register, contact Albany Parks and Recreation at 541-917-7765.
Sponsored by CH2M Hill and Albany Parks and Recreation
Partners: GAPS and OMSI
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Portable Planetarium
Grades K-2
OMSI’s museum-quality planetarium brings the night sky inside!
Cowabunga Chemistry
Grades 2-4
Students will perform amazing chemical reactions as they measure and mix ingredients and discover
substances with strange and surprising properties…polymers!
Radical Reactions
Learn all about the pHabulous world of acids, bases, and indicators using chemicals like dry ice and
disappearing ink.
10:40-11:40 a.m.
Float Your Boat
Grades K-2
Young engineers will experiment with sinking and floating objects, then use their new knowledge to
solve creative challenges.
Pit Crew
Grades 2-4
After building their own cars, students will alter their designs to achieve a series of impressive
Squid Dissection
Grades 4-6
If you have the guts, so do we—squid guts that is! Young biologists use proper dissection
techniques to explore the insides of a squid and discover firsthand how the beak, ink sac, and other
adaptations help this odd, underwater organism survive. Topics include anatomy, animal
adaptations, dissection, and lab procedures.
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lunch
Students should bring a beverage and a sack lunch that
does not require refrigeration.
12:20-1:20 p.m.
Kiddie Chemistry
Grades K-2
This introduction to basic chemistry will have students study mixtures and chemical reactions
involving changes in color, temperature, and states of matter.
Portable Planetarium
Grades 2-4
OMSI’s museum-quality planetarium brings the night sky inside!
3-2-1 Blast Off
Grades 4-6
Students will build paper rockets and launch them with a high-powered air compressor, examining
the effects of changing variables on their rocket’s flight.
1:30-2:30 p.m. Assembly
Electrifying Science
Explore the wacky world of electrostatics, learn how renewable technologies like wind turbines and
solar cells can power our cities, and witness the awesome power of a high voltage current.
Frequently Asked Questions
What time can we start checking in?
9 a.m.
Once my child has checked in, do I need to stay until they go to their first workshop?
You are welcome to stay if you like, but it is not necessary.
Can parents stay with their child?
Yes, but you may be asked to assist in the workshops.
Can my child just sign-up for one workshop?
Yes, the fee would be $7 (in-city)/$9.
Can I join my child for lunch?
Yes. Lunch will be held in the large gym.
If I have questions or concerns regarding my child’s needs, who would I talk to?
Contact Debbi Richards at 541-917-7755 or [email protected]