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Science Rendezvous- Let's Talk Science Guelph

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University of Guelph

Science Complex Room 1511

Guelph, ON N1G 1Y4

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You're invited to join Let's Talk Science at the University of Guelph for FREE hands-on science activities.

Science Rendezvous: Where Science and People Meet! This free festival has over 300 events occurring across 30 cities with 1000's of mind-blowing activities. Science Rendezvous is Canada's largest celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here at home.

We will be offering the following activities that are suitable for specific age ranges. Please select a free ticket based on the activity you would like to attend! You are welcome to attend more than one activity, but please collect a corresponding ticket for each. Space is limited.

Activity Descriptions:

9:00 am- 10:00 am: Materials and Structures (ages 4-7)
Volunteers will read a story and then help students build and test the strength of structures of three different materials. Kids will also have the chance to talk about the value of recycling and make recycled paper.

10:00 am- 11:00 am: 50 below Zero (Ages 4-7)
In this temperature and seasons themed activity, kids will read a story and learn about temperature and how it is measured. How does the seasonal temperature affect the animals and people? Activities include testing different insulating materials, like imitation-fur and blubber, and making a thermometer.

11:00 am- 12:00 pm: Dirt Detectives (Ages 6-9)
Kids learn about the different layers and types of soils and how humans can make good and bad changes to the soil.

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Junior Crime Lab (Ages 8-12)
Armed with a list of suspects and clues collected from the scene of the crime, students become forensic scientists trying to solve a mystery. Techniques use include chromatography, fingerprinting, handwriting comparisons, and chemical analysis.

1:00 pm-2:00 pm Angry Avians (Ages 12-16)
Who says science is boring?! With the new Angry Avians kit, kids will gain hands-on experience with trajectory physics and use critical thinking to modify and optimize their catapults to launch an angry bird at the piggies' fortress.

2:00 pm-3:00 pm: Junior Electricians (Ages 10-14)
Kids will build fruit circuits and investigation the difference between fruits/vegetables with different levels of electrolytes. They’ll also have a chance to see static electricity in action!

3:00 pm- 4:00 pm GUTS! (Ages 8-11)
Kids will learn about major organs of the body, which may include the heart, lungs and stomach. Activities will include a heart rate test using stethoscopes, a lung capacity test, a lung model, and fun / gross digestive system model.

*Note: age ranges are recommendations only

Important Info:

  • Parking on campus is free is ALL parking lots on weekends.

  • Only the children need tickets for this event.

  • Please do not plan on leaving your child alone on campus.

  • You are welcome to bring food/snacks on campus or purchase food in the University Centre Building.

  • Donations are welcome but entirely optional! Funds raised will go towards our annual School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Event, and other free science-programming in the Guelph community.

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Science Complex Room 1511

Guelph, ON N1G 1Y4

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