Saturday, October 13, 2012
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visitors of all ages are invited to join FOX 9 and women scientists from throughout the area for the Girls & Science event at the Science Museum. This community event, now in its tenth year, is designed to foster girls' enthusiasm for science by showcasing female scientists in wide-ranging fields of science and technology. It's a perfect opportunity for parents to introduce their daughters to the Twin Cities' best and brightest science professionals and show them that science is vital to our changing world.
Admission to the event is included in museum admission ($13 for adults, $10 for kids); however, in honor of the Girls & Science event, up to four children can get free museum admission on the day of the event with a coupon available at the FOX 9 Girls & Science page.
FOX 9 Registration Table
Pick up your free gift bag while supplies last!
Hey Girl Scouts! Want to earn a Girls & Science badge? Visit the FOX 9 Registration Table in the lobby to pick up a passport. Visit the booths listed on the passport, and return the completed passport to the FOX 9 Registration Table. Available while supplies last.
Flint Hills Resources
Play with polymers and make them glow! Learn how polyvinyl alcohol liquid, some color & a sodium borate solution create fabulous putty. Watch us demonstrate the science behind the puttymaking process, then play with some putty in our tactile area.
St. Jude Medical
Check your heart rate with a Merlin machine.
FOX 9 Green Screen
See what it's like on the big green screen every day for the FOX 9 Weather Team and Traffic Reporter Kelsey Soby. Learn the technology behind a television newscast. Can you accurately point to the map behind you?
Level 5 - Exhibits
It's all about rhythm. Look at heart models and find out how heart devices keep one of our most important organs healthy and working.
The Dental Specialists Orthodontics
You can be an orthodontist! Learn about tooth care and try out your skills on our giant model teeth.
Minnesota High Tech Association
A-MAZing robots race through the maze to win! Try out your robotracing skills in our maze race.
Level 4 - Exhibits
Create your own web page that you can access from home later.
University of MN School of Nursing
Discover nursing. Check vital signs, practice taking temperatures and blood pressure, and learn how to use an IV on a simulated arm.
Pentair Technical Products
It's hot! It's cold! At the same time! Find out how electrical currents can create energy (heat) and take it away (cold) with some thermal electric chips, batteries, and a little science.
Do you know what you're eating? Guess the amount of sugar and other 'energy sources' in different foods.
Level 4 - Discovery Hall
Flint Hills Resources
Ever wonder what makes a firefly glow at night? Come to the Flint Hills Resources tents and help us create the same basic reaction that allows fireflies to glow. And don't miss our "Graffiti" wall! Be creative and write with light. Learn why the phosphorescent vinyl is only excited by the energy from certain colors of light.
St. Jude Medical
Explore biology—touch and examine real pig hearts. Before you don gloves and other protective gear, learn about heart valves at the "We Got The Beat" station.
Green Girls First LEGO League
Watch and learn about LEGO robots and how to get involved in the League.
Prior Lake Robotics
Take on the FIRST Technology Challenge competition robots! Learn about the mechanics and technology of robots by using them to shoot basketballs, push bowling balls up a ramp, and other games of skill. Special appearance by the 2nd place robot from the 2010 FIRST World Championship.
Level 3 - Exhibits
UTC Aerospace Systems
Explore the properties of flight! Apply Bernoulli's Principle with a hands-on windbag activity, and then turn into a human gyroscope as we demonstrate Newton's First Law of Motion—the Law of Inertia.
Super Scientists Stage (Atrium)
FOX 9 is proud to recognize nine extraordinary teachers who are inspiring students through science, technology, engineering, and math. Watch throughout the day as these "Super Scientists" present some of their favorite classroom experiments!
Royal Credit Union
It's not just paper. Real money contains identification and authentication symbols that copies do not. Find out how to use counterfeit detection technology to tell the difference, then play a game to test your knowledge.
Level 3 - Auditorium
Come to the auditorium entrance to sign up up for this 30 minute presentation. Subject to availability.
If you have pre-registered for a Weather 101 Course, please come to the auditorium entrance 20 minutes before your reserved time. FOX 9's Ian Leonard and Keith Marler will take you inside the science of weather. Performances at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Resources for Girls & Science
Weather Resources for Girls & Science