Science Open House

Willamette Hall on the UO Campus
2011-09-22 01:30:00

The Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence (SPICE) will hold the first annual "Science Open House" September 21, 2011 in the Willamette Hall Atrium (6:30pm-8:30pm) on the University of Oregon (UO) campus.  

The purpose of the event is to help connect community families and educators to science outreach programs on campus and in the community.  All activities are completely free and open to the public.  There will be something fun for children of all ages.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations will include the Laser Maze, the Flubber Factory, and an Oobleck Pit.  Attendees can also sign up for the Science Triathlon were they will complete three activities on the core science disciplines (biology, chemistry and physics).

Presenters will include the SPICE program, the Summer Academy to Inspire Learing, the Brain Development Lab, The Science Factory and Ophelia’s Place.

This Event is free and open to the public - no reservation required to attend.

Science Triathlon

The science triathlon will include one activity in each of the core science disciplines.  Ages 5 and up for this activity.  Children 5-9 will need parental assistance.

Space is limited (in the Triathlon only), and reservations are encouraged.  To reserve your spot please contact program director Brandy Todd (541) 346-4313 or

Activities include:

Monster Genetics - design and build you're very own monster while learing about genetic inheritance.

Plastic Baggie Chemistry - learn how to create and record your own chemical reactions.

Candy Wave Machines - build your own wave machine from (edible) household objects.

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