Friday, May 2
6 -8:30 p.m.
Building M, Santa Maria campus
Friday Night Science is a free community event that celebrates science! At each Friday
Night Science event, attendees watch a demonstration of scientific principles and
take part in dozens of hands-on experiments set up throughout the Science building.
Experiments range from fun for all ages to more advanced experiments for high school
and college students.
New this May!
The Boneyard: Full Human, ostrich, and horse skeletons on display. Partial skeletons of other
creatures. Experts on hand to discuss comparative anatomy, how muscles work, evolution,
Math Mayhem Area: Make pop-up dodecahedrons, cut up Möbius strips in startling ways, tessellation (tiling)
for younger visitors, surprisingly tricky subtraction puzzles, find your center of
mass, and more!
Name That Rock Returns: Back by popular demand, we'll have geologists on hand to help you identify that rock
you've always wondered about. It often helps if you know where the rock was found
so, if possible, bring that information with you.
Less waiting: All shows will again be outside. No standing in line for tickets. Also, we plan
to put out multiple copies of some of our most popular demos to cut down wait times...and
More food: MESA Tri-Tip BBQ fundraiser for student scholarships. Sandwich, chips, and a drink
costs $9. Sandwich only costs less. Note: No food or drink allowed in the buildings!
Parking: The gym parking lot (Lot 8) might be closed for resurfacing. Consider parking by
the building M or by Building A/B. Signs will be in place to help you find your way.
You'll probably hear music as well, just follow your ears.
- Friday Night Science is a free event and no pre-registration or sign-up is required.
- Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Hands-on exhibits are located in the labs inside the science building
- There are a demonstrations and experiments for all ages (5+) to enjoy!
- Approximately 100 Hancock students will help facilitate learning at the hands-on exhibits
and Spanish speaking students will be on hand to act as translators if needed
Questions? Call the Allan Hancock College STEM Center at 922-6966 ext. 3557.
This publication/event was developed with the support of a Hispanic Serving Institution
STEM & Articulation grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
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