Thursday, September 25, 2014

Science Festival, 2014

Our family went to the annual Science Festival in the Park last weekend. It is a yearly tradition here, and this year is the 25th anniversary of the "Ten Days of Science". We tend to only participate in Science in the Park for now, until the kids get a little older, but there are multiple interesting things to do every day in various places around town during the festival.

The festival was great. Most of the booths were the same, but Delaney and Sophie participated in more activities than ever before.

We started out at the Coconino Community College booth, where Delaney and Sophie made slime.

Showing off her icky creation.
 The girls painted some fish at the Grand Canyon Youth booth.

Delaney's is the yellow and black fish, and Sophie's is the one about to fall off the board. :)
 Sophie learned to grind corn with a rock.

While Delaney made a paintbrush with a reed from a plant and painted a picture with it.

There was some archaeology.

The girls made bracelets with UV beads, which change color when it is time to put on your sunscreen.

Delaney made a bird's nest with various materials.

And watched some experiments done with dry ice.

The Arboretum booth was fun. The girls investigated some different types of wood and plants.

The girls also got to climb into some of the heavy equipment that the County Roads department uses. I think Cullen wanted to climb up there too. :)

It was a fun morning, and I am looking forward to next year already.

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