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Science Olympiad Showcase 2016

  • Saturday, January 09, 2016
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 the Museum will host 30 North Carolina middle and high school Science Olympiad teams and offer them the opportunity to participate in practice events designed to help them get ready for competition. In addition to offering 11 practice events for pre-registered teams, the Museum will provide Science Olympiad-themed activities and presentations that walk-in visitors can enjoy throughout the day.

Presentations

Dr. Patrick Treuthardt, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
The Life Cycle of StarsĀ 
10:00am SECU Daily Planet Theater

Dr. Victoria Arbour, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Ancient Animal Weapons
11:00am SECU Daily Planet Theater

Dr. Adrian Smith, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
The Red Imported Fire Ants
12:00pm SECU Daily Planet Theater

Brian Malow, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
LOL with Science Comedian Brian Malow
1:00pm WRAL 3D Digital Theater

Ryan Boyles,
NC State University
Weather and Climate in North Carolina
2:00pm SECU Daily Planet Theater

Dr. Chris Tacker, NC Museum of Natural Sciences
Using Geologic Maps
3:00pm SECU Daily Planet Theater

Meet the Animals

Invasive Species
1:30pm & 2:30pm
Windows on the World

Activities

Picture This
10am-4pm
1st Floor Nature Exploration Center
Test your scientific illustration skills with a partner.

Say It, Do It
10am-4pm
1st Floor Nature Exploration Center
Can you describe an object well enough that your partner can build it sight unseen?

Duct Tape Craft
10am-4pm
1st Floor Nature Research Center
Test your engineering skills by making a duct tape craft.

Bridge Testing
10am-4pm
1st Floor Nature Research Center
Watch Science Olympians test out their pre-built bridges.

Fossil Cart
10am-4pm
2nd floor Nature Research Center
Learn about fossils.

Crime Busters Cart
10am-4pm
2nd floor Nature Research Center
Test your detective skills.

Food Science Cart
10am-4pm
3rd floor Nature Research Center
Learn all about dairy!

Green Generation Cart
10am-4pm
3rd floor Nature Research Center
Learn about the human impact on terrestrial environments.

*Please note that the Naturalist Center, the Micro World, Natural World, and Visual World Investigate Labs will be used for Science Olympiad testing and closed to the public.

 

Details

Date:
January 9
Times:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee:
Free

Venue

SECU Daily Planet Theater, Windows on the World, WRAL 3D Theater

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
Phone:
919.707.9800

Organizer

Debbie Huston
919.707.9840