Explore Earth and space science on May the Fourth at AzMNH!
- Date: 05/04/2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
- Location: Arizona Museum of Natural History
53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, Arizona 85201
- Introduction: Blast off on an adventure in Earth and space science at the Arizona Museum of Natural History
With hands-on activities from the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net), individuals and families can make a pocket-sized solar system model, examine water erosion, experiment with light filters, and more! This event is free with regular admission to the museum. Suitable for ages 6 years and up.
The Explore Science: Earth & Space event at the AzMNH is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science. This exciting event is an opportunity to connect with current NASA science research and explore Earth and space phenomena.
The Explore Science: Earth & Space event will include exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussion about science and society. Participants will have a chance to safely observe the surface of the Sun, explore the ways our universe is expanding, build their own electroscope to detect static electricity, perform experiments with erosion, and much more! These fun activities introduce guests to the ongoing research happening at NASA in the fields of heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science, and astrophysics, and allow them hands-on interaction with Earth and space science concepts.
The Explore Science: Earth & Space project is led by Arizona State University, in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits are developed and distributed nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Throughout spring and summer of 2019, events are taking place at 350 museums and institutions throughout the country.