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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

Natural Science

Human Anatomy Exploration

Have you ever wondered what your heart really looks like? Spoiler alert - it does not 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 | 165

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 B: Tempe • Physical Education Bldg. West (PEBW) | First Floor | Main Gym Floor

Social Science

Prize Wheel

Come spin to win! Receive free swag if you spin our wheel and answer a political trivia question.

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

Natural Science

So You Think You Can Pinch

Come one, come all and "test your strength" at this carnival style game — with crayfish! Participants will pick three crayfish. We will ask you to predict which crayfish will have the strongest pinch. Then, we will measure each crayfish’s pinching force. Which crayfish is being deceptive? Will the biggest crayfish always have the strongest pinch? Also, learn how cold and warm water affect crayfish pinching force.

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

Natural Science

Life in the Universe

How did life begin? Are we alone in the universe? Life in the universe may be different than what you think. Come draw your best alien life form and learn about alien life in the universe. Also, discover how the Beyond Center confronts the Big Questions, such as "Is time travel possible?" "Can we communicate with aliens?" "Where do the laws of nature come from?" And so many more!

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

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 is a chance to see how YOU look in infrared and learn about other applications of IR photography!

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

Social Science

Geodesic Radio: A Game for Crowdsourcing the Future

Geodesic Radio is a collaborative storytelling game where players envision the future. In this game, a mysterious device, the Geodesic Radio, has given snapshots of what might be happening to our oceans and society 75 years from now and we need players to help us make sense of the clues. Using images, audio clips and other artifacts shown on a crazy-board, players construct stories of the possible breakthroughs, tragedies and other realities of what may come to pass.

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

Art/Design

Improvisation and Drama Games for All

Special Hours: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Our talented Theatre For Youth faculty and graduate students will lead the young and not-so-young alike in dramatic and improvisational activities designed for family fun! Come join us in the Secret Garden as we discover the hidden actors in your family!

Schedule: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Zone A: Tempe • West Hall (WHALL) Outdoors | Lobby

Natural Science

Fighting Superbugs

This activity will show how optics can identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Participants will use various microscopes to look at resistant bacteria. Graphics will show information about how bacteria becomes resistant. We will hand out a paper microscope that participants can take home.

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

Humanities

Time Capsules

Time capsules are used to preserve items, memories and thoughts for historical purposes. Kids are given items from the year to put into a time capsule. They are provided craft supplies to decorate the outside how they will like. Their time capsules are to remain unopened until a later date where they provide a "blast from the past" to whoever opens them.

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

Sustainability

Visit a Green Roof

Take a guided tour of the Landscape Architecture Program’s desert green roof, in full bloom with native Sonoran Desert wildflowers and amazing views of downtown Tempe. Sign up for the tour in the lobby of Design North.

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

Zone A: Tempe • Design North (CDN) | First Floor | Lobby

Social Science

Transborder Trivia

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

Zone A: Tempe • Matthews Center (MCENT) Outdoors | Lawn

Natural Science

Cancer Van!

How do animals in the wild experience cancer? Just how exactly can we answer this question? Stop by our booth to learn just how the Maley lab plans to plans to tackle this tough topic, color and build your own Cancer Van and chat with researchers!

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

Social Science

Dig for (Candy) Bones

Unearth buried history as you dig for bones made of candy. You will learn about the skeletal system and how it can help us understand people of the past. Collect stamps on your SHESC treasure map to win a prize.

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

Engineering

Wheel of Destiny

Spin the Wheel of Destiny to discover which of our 25 disciplines within the Fulton Schools of Engineering is right for you! Meet members of the Fulton Schools Recruitment team to learn how you can join our programs!

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center F (ECF) | First Floor | 122

Engineering

Urine for a Surprise!

Urine diversion is a sustainable alternative for wastewater treatment. Urine diversion allows for water conservation, nutrient recovery for agriculture, and reduction of pharmaceutical pollution. At this activity, participants will perform a nutrient recovery technology that recovers valuable nutrients for agriculture. Urine for a surprise!

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

Culture/Language

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair

Meet authors! Listen to readings! Write something yourself! Presented as a public extension of our annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair brings together publishers, authors, and other literary organizations from Phoenix and beyond for two days of readings, talks, performances and other literary activities. To meet our exhibitors and view the full schedule of events and activities, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu/conference/fair.

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

Natural Science

Change Over Time

See various examples of phenotypic change over time. Understand developmental biology by looking at water fleas at a microscopic level along with an explanation of sampling error in small edible population of M&Ms. Biology has never tasted sweeter.

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

Humanities

Making the Star Wars Universe

ASU experts in film, television and literature share their perspective on the secret of Star Wars’ success. Mix and mingle with your favorite Jedis, hear the backstory of those vintage Star Wars toys and action figures, learn about the female heroes of Star Wars, enjoy themed face-painting and get your own balloon creature made by a Star Wars cosplayer. (Face-paint and balloons from 1:30-3:30 only).

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 101

Engineering

STEAM Machine

Students will work individually or as teams to build a machine based on Rube Goldberg chain reaction. The STEAM Machine is built all out of duct tape, PVC, mouse traps, wood, dominos, etc. Prizes awarded for completion of the task. The engineering design process allows participants to interconnect science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) concepts to transform simple ideas and materials into complex multi-disciplinary systems. These machines create a unique opportunity for developing hands-on learning activities that promotes an understanding of teamwork and the engineering design process.

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

Natural Science

Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies

The newly-renovated Ronald Greeley Center for Planetary Studies is a NASA data center that archives images from all of NASA’s planetary missions. Come view images from all the planets and moon on our Magic Planet projector! Come play our games for kids and snag a free NASA poster.

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) | Fifth Floor | 513

Natural Science

Take a Dive! Ocean Conservation for Desert Dwellers

How are humans impacting our oceans? Explore this question and learn about potential conservation solutions. Our oceans are full of a variety of life, which is important to nature and to our society. Find out how our environment is being stressed, which is negatively affecting marine health. Can you help us find a conservation solution to help our oceans?

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

Natural Science

Learning About Science with SOLS Ambassadors

Join the School of Life Sciences Ambassadors, current students studying biology at ASU, to explore all of the exciting ways you can tackle biology through a variety of fun activities!

Zone B: Tempe • Life Sciences Center A (LSA) | First Floor | 187

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) Outdoors | Patio

Sustainability

Salt River Project: Wild About Sustainability!

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, SRP has partnered with Arizona State University to reward and celebrate sustainability solutions. Discover how SRP delivers more than water and power through an interactive museum display highlighting Arizona wildlife as well as their partnership with ASU and families like yours. Learn how you can make changes in your home that will create a better future for all. 

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

Social Science

Find Your School

Explore the archaeological landscape of your school or other places you know. The Phoenix Metro area sits on top of one of the most densely occupied ancient landscapes in North America. We have gathered a large array of spatial information on indigenous settlements, canals and other features across the region. Collect stamps on your SHESC treasure map to win a prize.

Zone A: Tempe • School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) | First Floor | 154

Natural Science

Fold-It

Our station will have a computer game depicting the folding of proteins.

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

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

Natural Science

Saving the World with Viruses!

Come see how live virus infections spread from cell to cell and how scientists can find individual viruses. How can viruses make the world a better place? Share your ideas and create a cool virus at our coloring station to take home.

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

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 • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | East Patio

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