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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 | 1–6 p.m.

Natural Science

Black Box, How is Science Done?

Visitors will get a sealed black box with one of 10 different geometries inside. Inside is a marble that rolls around. By listening and feeling the visitor will try to figure out what shape is inside the box. It is good to do it in pairs so two individuals can compare impressions. By experimenting, visitors form hypotheses and test them. Eventually, they form a model. This is how scientists work by observing what can be seen and heard and forming models of what they are studying

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium


Victor Frankenstein’s Workshop

2018 marks the bicentennial publication of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel. Join us for a kid-friendly celebration of 200 years of monstrosity! This interactive “Frankenstein” experience features sights, sounds, and silliness. Read about the “Year Without a Summer” that inspired the work, play the fear recombinator, color-your-own monster mask, and visit the Ingolstadt Laboratory photo booth, where you can don your choice of creator or creature costumes and grimace for a selfie! Our resident Mary Shelley expert, Clinical Associate Professor Cajsa Baldini, will be on-hand to answer all your Frankenstein questions.

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | Room 100L2

Natural Science

Design Your Own Biosphere

The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO) welcomes participants of all ages to learn about the ecology of different environments through a fun game of biosphere constructions. Explore landscapes in dioramas and see if you can tell what belongs and what doesn’t. Try your hand at creating an ecosystem on a landscape backdrop! Choose the right plants and animals from our tool chest to add to the system and win a prize!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | Atrium

Natural Science

Seeing Molecular Machines in Virtual Reality

See a demonstration of how virtual reality is used to visualize nature's molecular machines to solve important global health and energy challenges through 10-minute presentation and some virtual reality goggles at a table.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Auditorium B105

Social Science

Parent and Children Play Time

Come visit the faculty and students from the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and engage in a variety of games and activities designed for parents and children of all ages to work and play together. Learn all about how the faculty in the Sanford School study relationships while participating in loads of silliness and fun. Win prizes, too!

Zone A: Tempe • Cowden Family Resources Bldg. (COWDN) | First Floor | Room 105

Natural Science

Glow with SOLS - Viewing Science with a Glow!

School of Life Sciences student ambassadors will host demonstrations on how to build a lava lamp! They will also use slides and a microscope to showcase animal anatomy featuring organisms that glow and move quickly!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | Room 104

Natural Science

Learning and Development Lab

How do children learn words? How does language experience, like bilingualism, change learning and development? We are scientists in developmental psychology working to better understand how young children learn about the world around them. Stop by with your little ones to play some child-friendly games and learn more about how you and your child scientist can participate in our studies and contribute to the science behind children’s learning.

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) | First Floor | 1st Floor

Natural Science

Games of Chance - Luck or Skill?

Ever wonder why some people win and others lose when playing games of chance? Is it skill, or just plain luck? Which offers better odds, roulette or blackjack? Can mathematical strategies improve your odds? Stop by and learn about the math behind the games. Roulette and blackjack games are reserved for ages 16 and up. Bingo is for all ages. Winners entered into prize drawings every half hour.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | Room 116

Natural Science

ASU Natural History Collections

Come see an incredible display of mammals, insects, mollusks and plant specimens from the amazing ASU Natural History Collections! Learn about these fascinating specimens from our talented staff and students, who will also be on hand to explain their biology. We will also have hands-on activities for the kids. Watch as we demonstrate how the collections' data are available and used online to assess biodiversity trends in the southwestern United States and Mexico.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | Atrium


Romanian Stamps

Travel through Romanian history viewing the stamps in our collections. Learn the unique history and significance of each portrait and image displayed on the stamps in our exhibit.

Zone B: Tempe • Durham Language & Literature Bldg. (LL) | First Floor | Room 113

Natural Science

NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission

Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Come learn about this exciting mission and ASU’s role in it. You’ll get the chance to contribute to a chalk art installment, learn how to build a model of the Psyche spacecraft, color a Psyche logo, and much more!

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) Outdoors | Outside North Entrance


Meet the Fashion Team

Meet the people behind ASU's brand new Fashion program. Fashion faculty and students will be on hand to discuss the program and share the excitement.

Zone A: Tempe • Tempe Center (TMPCT) | First Floor | The Fashion Studio, Room 152

Natural Science

Human Anatomy Exploration

Have you ever wondered what your heart really looks like? Spoiler - it doesn't look like the hearts you see on Valentine's Day! Come see the size, shape and texture of real animal organs and models. Look through a real microscope, see actual cells and have some fun learning about the human body!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | Room 165


A Trip Through Time: Teotihuacan in the Basement

Visitors will get to experience aspects of the ancient city of Teotihuacan through viewing archaeological site maps, creating small clay figurines, and viewing original clay figurines from the site itself.

Zone A: Tempe • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) | First Floor | Front Courtyard on Cady Mall, Teotihuacan Lab


Mordhau Historical Combat Demonstrations

Mordhau Historical Combat will be providing demonstrations of actual sword fighting techniques and allow guests to interact with weaponry of the period.

Schedule: 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | Patio


AISES Basketball Shooter STEM Challenge

Students can build a ping pong ball launcher and shoot for prizes. This encourages students to utilize the iterative design process by designing, testing and analyzing.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center G (ECG) Outdoors | Patio

Natural Science

Put Out A Fire: Fire Triangle/Tetrahedron

Explain the chemical chain reaction (fuel, oxygen, heat), simulate fire and laser fire extinguisher; don't be afraid of using a fire extinguisher!

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium


Work Alongside an ASU Solar Engineer and Create Your Own Solar Cell

Laboratories, such as Arizona State University’s Solar Power Laboratory (SPL), create their own silicon solar cells for research. At the SPL, silicon wafers are purchased, but all processing is done within the building’s cleanroom, the main area housing the chemical baths and tools that is free of contaminants. In this activity, participants make their way through the laboratory process of making solar cells, creating their own mock solar cell to take home. Participants follow steps while learning how solar cells are manufactured, why these processes are done and problems that that solar engineering scholars are attempting to solve via research.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center G (ECG) Outdoors | Patio

Social Science

Build Your Urban Vision

If you could take a few square blocks that includes vacant lots & unused buildings and re-invent it, what would you like to see? Use Legos to envision a new life for a real-world area of Phoenix or Tempe, and chat with urban planning students about some of the strategies for – and challenges to – bringing new life to under-used urban areas!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | East Patio


A Trip Through Time: Rock Art Face Painting

Visitors will choose from several rock art designs highlighting the many ways humans have created and displayed art throughout history (a more contemporary option representing the School of Human Evolution and Social Change is also available).

Zone A: Tempe • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) Outdoors | Front Courtyard on Cady Mall


Sustainable Storytelling Theater

Every semester students from the School of Sustainability and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication produce five minute sustainability documentaries under the direction of Peter Byck. These short films are artfully produced as well as educational and entertaining. Stop by, learn something new and have some free popcorn, too!

Zone A: Tempe • Wrigley Hall (WGHL) | First Floor | Room 102

Natural Science

Walk on Mars! Mars Space Flight Facility

ASU's THEMIS camera has been taking images of Mars since 2001, and has so far collected over 200,000 infrared images. The Mars Space Flight Facility has taken the best images and blended them together to create a global map of Mars that, when printed at full-resolution, is the size of a basketball court. Come walk across this giant map of Mars with our scientists and explore the Red Planet for yourself!

Zone C: Tempe • Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFCT) | First Floor | Maroon Gym

Natural Science

Fold-It Computer Game

Use origami folds to shape DNA by playing a fold-it computer game. Learn how scientists are using DNA as a construction material to deliver medicines to specific places insight the human body.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium


Air Compressor Rockets

Visitors will have the opportunity to be exposed to the STEM field in a hands-on way as they will fabricate paper rockets and launch them outside. This is a fun and interesting way to promote STEM fields. This is a great experience for children and it is an educational and fun activity every year.

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology North (PSYN) | First Floor | 103

Natural Science

Microscopic Life in Lakes and Oceans

What kinds of critters live in lake and ocean water? Have you ever wondered what they look like? This is your chance to explore the microscopic world of lake or seawater! Discover fascinating organisms that are too small for us to see with our eyes, but are very important for the aquatic food web and the oxygen we breathe.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | Room 175


Gardening on Campus

Walk through the garden path at the Social Science southeast courtyard and see the PPE 240 Gardening students' vegetable plots. Students will talk about different methods of gardening for food, raised planters, aeroponic garden tower and in ground plots. At the make-and-take table in the garden, kids can make a biodegradable seed cup from newspaper, fill with potting soil and plant a seed.

Zone B: Tempe • Social Sciences Bldg. (SS) Outdoors | Southeast Courtyard Gated Entrance

Natural Science

Battle of the Sensory Systems

Even though we don't see with our ears, have you noticed a driver turning down the radio volume when looking for a new address? Why do we do this even though we know we are not looking for the destination with our ears — or are we? Come play our Virtual Reality game and experience how the brain combines information from visual and auditory signals to create a conscious experience of the world.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | Room 116

Natural Science

Fossil Plant Puzzles

Experience a variety of plant fossils that are millions of years old! Try your hand at a piecing together a cool fossil puzzle. This set of 3D preserved fossil plant blocks have been cut up into puzzles that can be put back together by matching the mirror images.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | Atrium


Thermal Imaging for Energy Efficiency

Thermal cameras will be used to show how building materials can affect energy efficiency of buildings. In this activity, participants are able to "see heat" and grasp thermal conductivity basics with a fun exercise.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Third Floor | Crater Carpet

Natural Science

Visualizing Viruses

Make an origami virus and see how light is used to spy on these tiny survivors. Explore viruses in this safe visitor display. Check out what they look like in 3-D. Take a virus quiz and peer into a microscope to see how different infected vs. uninfected cells look.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | First Floor | Atrium


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