October 23, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cazenovia College students and faculty will present “Science IS Fun!” with hands-on activities for children ages 5 to 12 on Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., in Eckel Hall, Lincklaen Street in Cazenovia.  Chemical demonstrations will be shown at 6:30 p.m., in the McDonald Lecture Hall, located on the first floor of Eckel Hall.

This year's theme is chemistry candies and polymers and identification of local freshwater creatures. Don’t miss the opportunity!

This free program is designed to introduce young people to the wonders of science in ways they can easily understand. Below are some of the activities:
  • Learning about the mole on Mole Day (6.02 x 10 to the power of 23)!
  • Identification of local fish, turtles, frogs, and salamanders
  • Chemistry of candy activities and cotton candy
  • Live insects and salamanders
  • Studying properties of polymers
  • Making a glow-in-the dark flubber
  • Identification of different creatures based on their skulls,
And more…

Parents can learn how to make their silver items sparkle without using abrasives at the “Tarnished Silver Shines Again” station. The Cazenovia Candy Shoppe will be on hand for those craving cotton candy and candies and the WonderWorks’ Professor Wonder will be giving out 50%-off coupons for admission to the Destiny USA establishment that features over 100 fascinating hands-on science exhibits.

These various activities will take place in Eckel Hall (Rooms 204, 208 and 306). The event is sponsored by students of Cazenovia College's Environmental Club and Education Club, the American Chemical Society, and NAUN Specialty Gases.  'Mole-asses' cookies and foggy apple cider will be provided!

Free parking is available in the College parking lot on Seminary Street, on Lincklaen Street, and at the Athletic Complex parking lot at the end of Liberty Street. For more information, please contact the event coordinators: Dr. Venera Jouraeva (315-655-7986, vjouraeva@cazenovia.edu) and Dr. Thad Yorks (315-655-7148, teyorks@cazenovia.edu).