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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 | 1–5 p.m.

Natural Science

Child Emotion Center/Arizona Twin Project

Within the Arizona Twin Project, Dr. Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant, Dr. Leah Doane and Dr. Mary Davis, along with many collaborators, are conducting two overarching studies. One focuses on the genetic and environmental influences on sleep and other biological factors, while the second focuses on physical health and the intergenerational transmission of pain. Utilizing a twin sample allows researchers to disentangle the genetic and environmental contributions on a particular trait. Further, having a highly diverse sample affords us the opportunity to consider the impact of acculturation, as well as the interplay between culture and genetics.

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) | Second Floor | Second Floor

Natural Science

See Yourself in Infrared

Scientists use infrared photography to reveal hidden patterns of warm and cool temperatures, health of plants and more. Here’s a chance to see how YOU look in infrared, as well as learn about other applications of IR photography!

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

Health & Wellness

Are You Fitter Than a 5th Grader?

Complete a sit-and-reach, push-up and step-up test and we will let you know if you are fitter than a fifth grader!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | Forest Mall Lawn

Social Science

Parent and Children Play Time

Test your Communication Skills with a Partner and try your hand at some ASU Alumni Trivia! Come visit the faculty and students from the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics and engage in our Puzzle Task that challenges you and a partner to work together. Learn all about how the faculty in the Sanford School study relationships while participating in this fun activity. You can also test your knowledge of ASU Trivia and win a fantastic prize basket filled with Sun Devil gear and goodies!

Zone A: Tempe • Cowden Family Resources Bldg. (COWDN) Outdoors | East Entrance

Art/Design

DIY Selfie Station

Take a selfie with Sparky or choose one of 11 change makers that have made a difference in our world.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Student Life

University Testing and Scanning Services

Come learn how your family, friends and you can save money and time by earning college credits through CLEP (credit by examination).

Zone C: Tempe • Tyler Mall Cantina (TYLER) Outdoors | Tyler Mall / Palm Walk Intersection

Natural Science

A Picture Worth 100,000 Dots

Have your photo taken and transformed into a unique piece of TSP art. Known as Traveling Salesman Problem art, it uses math to convert an image into 100,000 dots and then draws a single line to connect all the dots. If you drew it by hand, you would use one single stroke without lifting your pencil. Math helps us figure the best route. Stop by and take home a printout of your own custom TSP art.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | 118

Natural Science

Walk on Mars! ASU 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 D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) Outdoors | East side of ISTB4

Art/Design

The Snow

Special Hours: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us after the day's activities for a family theatre outing at our Galvin Playhouse! The Snow, written by Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by ASU graduate student Claire Redfield, centers on a village called Kishka where the snow comes one winter but doesn't melt in spring. Tiny Theodore Sutton is just the boy to do something about it! He and his team of heroes embark upon an action-packed journey through the sky, a forest and a canyon to reveal the mysterious truth about his village's past. All ages. Tickets range from $8 - $20 and can be purchased at https://filmdancetheatre.asu.edu/events.

Zone A: Tempe • Lyceum Theatre (LYC) | First Floor | Theatre

Engineering

Create. Code. Design. Build. Engineer!

Join K12 Engineering Outreach and Education in exploring the many ways you can be an engineer! Build the tallest tower, the strongest bridge, or the biggest catapult! The world is yours and Fulton is here to help you make it.

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

Social Science

Kid’s Crafts – If I Were President or an Ambassador Posters!

Imagine what you would do if you were the leader of the United States or an ambassador from your home country representing abroad!

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

Sustainability

Food Security for Succulents

Do plants need alternative energy sources? Can alternative energy give plants food security? For photosynthetic organisms, food security depends on availability of sunlight, which could be reduced by factors including air pollution and solar radiation management. Food Security for Succulents explores technologies that might benefit plants and ultimately provide food security for animals including humans. This is your opportunity to see the first prototype wind turbines for cacti and propose alternative energy schemes of your own. Food Security for Succulents is a preview of the Emerge festival, happening on March 21, 2020 at the Mesa Arts Center.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Engineering

Get HYPE for Hyperloop!

Come visit our booth to learn about the future of transportation and show us your ideas of innovating the future!

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

Social Science

Making Ancient Pots

Come see and touch natural raw materials used in the production and painting of ancient pottery from the Phoenix Basin, then leave your mark on our replica jar. We will have real archaeological examples and researchers on hand. Collect stamps on your SHESC treasure map to win a prize.

Zone A: Tempe • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) | Second Floor | Gallery

Natural Science

Fossil Plant Puzzles

Experience a variety of plant fossils that are millions of years old! Try your hand at 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 D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | First Floor Lobby, Near Trixy Triceratops

Art/Design

Indian School

Special Hours: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This evening, join us for a theatre outing. Indian School, written by Esther Almazan, tells the story of Charlie, a Vietnam vet, who returns to his Yaqui village to mourn the death of his son. There, he must face his isolation from his Native culture and his traumatic childhood in an Indian School. With the help of his family and his determination to give his grandson a better life, he confronts his past and calls on his ancestors to heal him. For ages middle school and above. Tickets range from $8 - $20 and can be purchased at https://filmdancetheatre.asu.edu/events.

Zone A: Tempe • Nelson Fine Arts Center (FAC) | First Floor | 133

Natural Science

Electron Race

Join our "electron race" where kids of all ages go through the electron transport chain of photosynthesis as they encounter "molecular machine" obstacles while learning about photosynthesis. Come participate or cheer others on!

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) Outdoors | South Plaza

Engineering

Formula SAE Showcase

Come see ASU's Formula SAE student built racecar and learn about how we design, manufacture and compete with a new car every year. As part of the Society of Automotive Engineers, students have the unique opportunity to work on a hands-on, large scale project by building a fully-functional prototype that is critiqued by industry professionals and tested by the students themselves against teams from around the world.

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

Art/Design

Motion Painting

Join us for a day of interactive performances, led by you! Use motion to generate brushstrokes along moving objects. This art piece is based on standard computer vision techniques.

Zone A: Tempe • Stauffer Communication Arts B (STAUF) | First Floor | B111

Natural Science

The Hidden World of Mighty Mites

Mites are tiny arachnids - part of the same family as spiders or scorpions. What do they look like? What do they do? In this hands-on activity, we will dive into the hidden world of mites. Start by sorting arthropod groups, then look closer at live mites through a stereoscopic microscope. Get an even closer look at mounted mites through an optical microscope.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | 126

Social Science

Political Trivia and Treats

Spin the School of Politics and Global Studies Trivia Wheel! Test your political and global knowledge and win some tasty snacks!

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

Natural Science

Center for Meteorite Studies: Is Your Rock a Meteorite or "Meteorwrong"?

Every meteorite tells a story! The Center for Meteorite Studies is home to one of the largest collection of meteorites on the planet; see and touch real meteorites and meet the people who study them. Think your favorite rock might be a meteorite? Bring it with you and the experts will let you know if it is a meteorite or a “meteorwrong”.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Second Floor | Gallery

Health & Wellness

Be an Astronaut

Be an astronaut scientist at this station! Just suit up, design your own spaceflight biological experiment, launch it to the International Space Station and analyze the results. Talk with a NASA scientist about the testing and monitoring that NASA performs or ask about the astronauts and equipment that is sent or retrieved from the space station. Take a photo of yourself as an astronaut. Don't forget to collect your NASA certificate and official NASA calendar.

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

Engineering

Make Your Own Balloon Powered Car

Come join the Fulton Student Veterans Organization and the engineering design process through a fun, hands-on activity!

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

Engineering

Electrical Engineering Laboratory Demonstration

Special Hours: 1-3 p.m.

There will be a demonstration (lasting about 20 minutes) of a typical EEE-202 circuits class - taken by all Engineering students.

Schedule: 1:00 p.m., 1:40 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:40 p.m.

Zone C: Tempe • Goldwater Center For Science & Engineering (GWC) | Second Floor | 273

Engineering

Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Learn to think like an engineer by taking the Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower Challenge! Explore concepts of civil engineering in a fun, creative, and hands-on activity. What is the tallest freestanding structure YOU can build?

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

Art/Design

Comics & Zines!

Special Hours: 1-3:30 p.m.

Explore some comic themes and techniques with zines in mind! Experiment making your own zine and also meet faculty and artist, Turner Davis, who teaches our Comics and Storyboards class as well as Illustration.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | Third Floor | 346

Natural Science

Biomimicry Exploration

Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that creates sustainable solutions to human challenges by asking "How would nature do this?". Well-known examples of biomimicry include Velcro®, whale-inspired wind turbines, and the kingfisher-inspired bullet train. Visit the Biomimicry Center to participate in a variety of hands-on lessons that demonstrate self-cleaning properties of lotus leaves, the aerodynamics of the kingfisher bill and the antibiotic action of sharkskin. Learn more about biomimicry in our new NatureMaker space, by exploring unique organisms and becoming inspired by the possibilities for innovation!

Zone A: Tempe • Design South (CDS) | First Floor | 126

Engineering

A (Much) Closer Look at Materials

Come to the Undergraduate Materials Laboratory to see the structures of everyday objects. Students from Material Advantage will be demonstrating the use of microscopes to explain the principles behind metals and plastics.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center B (ECB) | First Floor | 142

Humanities

ASU Pitchfork Ring

Create an ASU Pitchfork ring made out of pipe cleaners.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Natural Science

T Cell Strikes Back

Have your highly trained tcell seek and destroy the cancer cells!

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg B (BDB) | Lower Level | Atrium

Social Science

Arizona Giant Map

It would take some time to traverse Arizona from Mexico to Utah and California to New Mexico - instead take your shoes off and explore our giant 17- by 20-foot map on foot! Great for kids 7-11 but fun for everyone - stop by to play a map game or just explore!

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

Art/Design

A View from the Sky: Drones in Design

Ever imagine what the world looks like from a bird's perspective? Take a virtual "dronie" using sophisticated drone technology and see how drones can be used in landscape survey and analysis... and take home a picture of yourself from a birds'-eye view!

Zone A: Tempe • Neeb Hall (NEEB) Outdoors | North Plaza

Natural Science

NASA's Psyche Asteroid Mission: Journey to a Metal World

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 ASU. Join us and take a picture with a papier-mâché Psyche, color the mission badge and try out a virtual reality activity!

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | Back of First Floor Lobby

Natural Science

Come Face-to-Face with the World's Deadliest Animal

Learn about the world’s deadliest animal: The mosquito! ASU scientists will share a swarm of fascinating facts about mosquitos including how they transmit diseases and how, like butterflies, they go through different life cycles from egg to larvae to pupa to adult. See mosquitoes and their parasites up close, play a Pin-the-Proboscis game, or dare to put your hand into a cage full of live mosquitos!

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

Natural Science

This is Your Brain on Fun

Make a brain hat (in English or in Spanish), learn about cognitive testing in humans and rodents, play with mini brains, make a neuroscience postcard, and more!

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

Culture/Language

Take a Virtual Tour of Anywhere You Would Like to Go

What is your family heritage? Take a tour of where it all started with virtual reality glasses.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Sustainability

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

Laboratories, such as ASU's Solar Power Lab (SPL), create their own silicon solar cells for research. At the SPL, silicon wafers are purchased, but all the processing is done with in the building's cleanroom, the main area housing the chemical baths and tools that are 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 solar engineers are trying to solve via research.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Research Center (ENGRC) | First Floor | Entryway

Student Life

Sparky's Garden with ASU Prep Tempe

ASU Preparatory Academy Tempe is a high school chartered by ASU. Come decorate a Sun Devil planter with us to take home for your own garden.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Social Science

Transborder Trivia

Play this trivia game with your friends and family, and compete for fun prizes!

Zone A: Tempe • Interdisciplinary B (INTDSB) | First Floor | 161B

Engineering

Exploration of Career Paths

A fun activity game to explore different career paths.

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

Social Science

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

Sustainability

Staying Cool in a Warm City

Why is one street reasonably comfortable in the summer, while half a mile away, another street is intolerable? ASU scientists will use infrared imagery to explain the mystery - and children can color a picture with temperature-sensitive paints!

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

Student Life

Flag Folding

Ever wondered what the correct way to fold a flag is? Stop by Veterans Upward Bound and learn how to fold the U.S. flag. You can use this to store the flag or to save an old flag that has special meaning to you.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Engineering

Building Structures with Kinetic Sand

Come join Engineers Without Borders explore concepts of the engineering design process through a fun, hands-on activity!

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

Social Science

Kid’s Voting: Superheroes Election!

A group of superheroes are running for election! Learn where the candidates stand on important issues and vote for your favorite!

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

Art/Design

Fun with Clay! Making Pottery & Clay Figurines

Join Art History and School of Languages and Literature to learn the basics of making clay figurines. The practice was widespread in the ancient world, and the most common gift to the gods was offering figurines crafted from clay that represented humans or animals. The hands-on activity is great fun and allows you to learn something about the ancient world at the same time! Great for all ages and families.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | Second Floor | 232

Engineering

Software Developers Association

Come join the Software Developers Association at ASU Open Door, explore opportunities in programming and grab some free swag!

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

Natural Science

Storms, Tornadoes and more!

Tornadoes are AWESOME deadly, and POWERFUL winds. Come hold a tornado in your hands! Talk to weather experts, perform hands-on experiments and learn about other types of extreme weather. Ages: Everyone!

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

Culture/Language

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair

Featuring poetry readings, panels, book exchanges, writing groups, children's activities, spanish-language programs and more, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair brings together over 25 authors, publishers and community organizations from all over the Southwest for a celebration of all things creative writing and literary. Presented as a public extension of the annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference in partnership with ASU Open Door. Meet our exhibitors and view the full schedule of events and activities at http://piper.asu.edu/conference/fair.

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Health & Wellness

Come get a shot.. Of free Jello!

Come get FREE (non-alcoholic) Jello shots!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | Forest Mall Lawn

Natural Science

What Chemistry is All About - Science is Fun

A spectacular series of hands-on chemical demonstrations for kids of all ages presented by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society.

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) Outdoors | South Plaza

Culture/Language

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Have your picture taken in Indonesia, Macedonia, Russia, Turkey or Uzbekistan without ever leaving campus!

Zone A: Tempe • Cowden Family Resources Bldg. (COWDN) Outdoors | Cady Mall Lawn

Engineering

Can You Name the Medical Device?

Join the Biomedical Engineering Society to learn about different medical devices, what biomedical engineering is and how we are helping advance the health industry!

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

Natural Science

Can the Math Magician Read Your Mind?

Our world-famous Math Magician is a master of minds, lord of logarithms, prince of primes. And he can read your mind. That’s right, he can accurately guess the number you are thinking of. Come by and see if you can outwit his predictive powers. You might need to bring your own crystal ball.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) Outdoors | North Patio

Natural Science

Light and Color Illusion - What color do you see? Perception, Ecological Action & Learning Lab

Come stop by and see how the world looks completely different to people in different situations. Michael McBeath’s research focuses on computational modeling of perception-action in dynamic, natural environments. Specialty areas spanning sports, robotics, music, navigation and multisensory object perception. The most widely known work is on navigational strategies used by baseball players, animals and robots.

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) | Second Floor | Second Floor

Social Science

Black Box, How is Science Done?

Visitors will get a sealed black box with one of 10 different geometric shapes and a marble that rolls around. By listening and feeling, the visitor will try to figure out what shape is inside the box. 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

Sustainability

Build Your Urban Vision

If you could take a few square blocks that includes vacant lots and 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

Art/Design

Portfolio Review

Special Hours: 3:45-5 p.m.

Applying to Art School? Then do not miss a chance to have your portfolio reviewed by the School of Art. Bring 3-5 examples of your current artwork and receive valuable feedback about it. Please bring in physical artworks to be reviewed. For digital artists, minimum 7" x 9" tablet. Images will not be reviewed on phone. Scheduling for reviews will be in person and begin at 3:45 p.m. This is on a first-come basis.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | Third Floor | 326

Engineering

SWE ASU

A hands-on activity for all ages showing how engineering can be accessible to anyone of any age.

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

Natural Science

Earth Impact Craters

Learn how Earth impact structures form with rock samples from various impact craters and view recent dating studies of Earth impact craters.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Second Floor | 299

Natural Science

How High Will Your Helicopter Fly

Join us on the west patio of the newly renovated Hayden Library to make your own paper helicopter. Test the effect of wind and gravity in our ASU Library wind tunnel. All ages are welcome.

Zone A: Tempe • Hayden Library (LIB) Outdoors | West Patio

Natural Science

The Science of Sound and Music

Special Hours: 4-5 p.m.

Sound is the way our brains process the vibrations we perceive around us. While these waves and frequencies are usually invisible to the eye, physics has given us ways to "see" the shape of sound! Join the Physics Department for an hour-long show exploring the shape of sound and the science of music!

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) | First Floor | 173

Natural Science

Lego Microbiome Search

Learn about microbiome DNA sequencing by finding Lego DNA strands in fake blood and urine. Once you find a strand, you will match it to its complementary strand using base pairing rules. When you complete the DNA strand sequence you get to take home a button of the virus/bacteria that you found!

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

Engineering

Sun Devil Alka Rocketeers Demonstration

Want to launch rockets? Join the Sun Devil Alka Rocketeers on the Old Main Lawn to learn about Guiness record-breaking rockets, build and launch your own mini reusable rocket (which you can take home!), and learn about zero waste in space! In addition, you'll be able to see the 5 foot launchers used in the past by the nationally ranked SDAR team!

Zone B: Tempe • Old Main (MAIN) Outdoors | Old Main Lawn

Sustainability

Learn How Microbes are Engineered for Biofuels and Biochemicals Production

This activity will let participants know about different microbes used in industries and how they are modified in the laboratory for producing biofuels and biochemicals. There will be hands-on activities for the kids to create DNA candies and DNA necklace. Learn how researchers work with and handle DNA in the laboratory. Microbes modified to fluorescence or display vibrant colors will also be displayed in bioreactors.

Zone D: Tempe • Biodesign Institute Bldg C (BDC) Outdoors | Biodesign C Patio

Engineering

Sun Devil Smackdown

Sun Devil Robotics Club is hosting a combat bots event open to ASU students and the general public. Participants will bring independently built 3lb weaponized robots which will compete against each other in a fight to dominate the competition.

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

Natural Science

Why Lizard Skulls Are Different

Lizards come in all shapes and sizes and we like to study how this diversity has evolved. Here, you can see and touch 3D printed skulls from different species of spiny lizards. Learn how they are different and try to guess which lizard species are closely related and which ones are long-distant relatives.

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center C (LSC) | First Floor | 102

Social Science

The Water Insecurity Challenge

Getting a drink of water in some parts of the world means carrying heavy buckets home from far away. You will learn about the challenges of water scarcity from experts as you attempt to pick up buckets of bean bags. Collect stamps on your SHESC treasure map to win a prize.

Zone A: Tempe • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) Outdoors | Lawn

Natural Science

Early Childhood Cognition Research Group

How do children learn words? How does curiosity develop? What factors shape young children's learning? We are scientists in developmental psychology working to better understand how young children learn about the world around them. Our group is composed of two research labs, the Emerging Minds Lab and the Learning and Development Lab. 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) | Second Floor | Second Floor

Health & Wellness

How Cool Are You? with the EvMed Club

In this activity, you will have the chance to scientifically prove just how cool you are! In this student-driven citizen science research project, we will be discussing the evolutionary importance of fever, learning how we can apply this understanding to modern medicine and taking temperatures. Come on by to answer the question 'how cool are you?'

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

Natural Science

Institute of Human Origins - Fabulous Fossil Fun!

How did we "become human?" The Institute of Human Origins opens its "vault" for you to see and touch skulls and bones (casts) from different phases of human evolution, including the "founding fossil" - Lucy, the 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis discovered by Donald Johanson in 1974. Measure how Lucy’s brain size compares to people and primates today. Discover why hand shape and human cooperation are important to making and using tools. And step into a timeline of history from the “Big Bang” to the “Tree of Life!” So, put on your best explorer’s hat and discover evolutionary anthropology!

Zone B: Tempe • Social Sciences Bldg. (SS) Outdoors | West Entrance and Atrium

Natural Science

Go With Your Gut

Learn about how the gut microbiome effects autism by watching a video about a clinical study and talking with researchers. Spin the wheel to answer a question about the microbiome and health. Those who answer correctly will win a pencil. Visitors can stick their heads through a cutout cartoon of bacteria and have their photos taken with a Polaroid.

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

Natural Science

Math is Changing the World - Find Out How

Were you aware that math is used to solve most business and research problems today? Come hear how our faculty and graduate students are applying math to change the world!

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

Natural Science

Live Insects Show 'n Tell

Have you seen the inside of a beehive - while it is full of bees? Or have you seen how ants clean their nests? Come see both live and preserved specimens of eusocial and social insects including ants, bees, grasshoppers and hissing cockroaches. Ssssssweeeett!

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

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