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Tempe Campus Activities

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

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

Student Life

LIVE Performance by the Ukulele Club at ASU!

Special Hours: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Listen to beautiful ukulele music performed LIVE by talented Sun Devils!

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) Outdoors | 6th Floor Patio

Social Science

Political Trivia and Treats

Visit our gallery and 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) | Sixth Floor | 6607 Gallery

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

Natural Science

Cancer Treatment and Vaccine

Using video, a model and candy to introduce how our engineered Salmonella are attracted by tumors and eat tumors. Kids will make models of engineering Salmonella using balloons.

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

Health & Wellness

Free Hearing Screenings

Get your hearing checked! Audiology graduate clinicians will be providing free hearing screenings. Stop by the Speech and Hearing Clinic to sign up. This free hearing screening is available to anyone ages 5 and up.

Zone A: Tempe • Coor Hall (COOR) | Second Floor | 2255

Natural Science

Flavorcasting

We tell stories about the future with books and films. What if we also used flavor? Come imagine alongside us what the future might taste like.

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

Social Science

Giant Arizona 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 7-12 but fun for everyone – stop by to play a map game or just explore!

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

Business

Let's Get Down to Business

Come visit the W. P. Carey School of Business activity area to learn about how to create a business! Join us and foster your entrepreneurial spirit by starting with an idea and turning the idea into a business! You can also decode secret messages and engage in data games as you creatively, dream and explore with W. P. Carey students there to guide you through the activities.

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

Natural Science

Detergents and Fats

We will be putting food coloring into milk that is on a plate. Then, we will have a cotton swab with dish soap on it to show how fat molecules move due to the reaction between the detergent and the fat.

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

Student Life

Create Your Own ASU Alumni Association Traditions Tee

Customize your very own gold ASU Alumni Association t-shirt! Select designs based on Alumni Association traditions like painting "A" Mountain or the iconic Old Main building. Select your screen prints, where you want them placed on your shirt and ta-da! You have your very own personalized traditions tee.

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

Natural Science

Brain Investigation Station – What’s Inside Your Head?

Have you ever wondered what brains are made of and can do? At the Brain Investigation Station, learn about the parts of the brain and how they work through fun, hands-on activities. Come see and touch a real brain or build a neuron from scratch. You will find answers to questions you never knew you had!

Zone D: Tempe • Psychology Building (PSY) Outdoors | Patio

Health & Wellness

Glimpse the Future of Medicine with Biomedical Informatics

Cutting edge technology meets medical need at this station that invites visitors to explore the world of biomedical informatics where people use technology to solve problems in the medical world. Check out the genomic sequencing chip and other tools and find out what you already know about the field by playing BMI Jeopardy.

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

Engineering

Gravity, Electric Propulsion and Spacecraft!

Have you ever wanted to learn about how gravity works? Come to our gravity-well demonstration where we'll explain this concept using just marbles, cloth, and a hula hoop! We will also be showcasing the phenomenon of the Lorentz force, a 3D model of an ion thruster, the Phoenix CubeSat Mission, and more! Our members will be teaching you all about spacecraft technology and what our club is up to this year during the presentations, so stop on by!

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Center G (ECG) | First Floor | 101

Sustainability

Water Roll

You decide where our water should go! The Colorado River supplies water to seven states, including Arizona. In this interactive game, participants use marbles and tubes to allocate one of our most important and scarcest resources: fresh water. You get to decide how much water to send to farms, factories and homes. After completing this activity, you will be awarded a Water station recipe card. Collect all six recipe cards and you will be recognized as a Sustainability Super Hero and be awarded a prize pack!

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

Social Science

Tissue Paper Butterfly Craft

In this quick paper craft, we show you how to create colorful butterflies using tissue paper and pipe cleaner.

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

Art/Design

Draw Like a Designer!

How do designers use their drawing skills to create designs? In this activity, learn how to draw like a designer using a variety of tools and methods.

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

Natural Science

ISTB 4 - Gallery of Scientific Exploration - Three floors to explore!

The Gallery of Scientific Exploration showcases ASU's research of our dynamic Earth and way beyond! See scale models of the Mars Curiosity rover, Saturn V Rocket, experience Magic Planet, Meteorites and these Open Door exhibitors: Earth Impact Craters, ASU/NASA Space Grant Scholars, Astrodevils, Life Beneath, Sun Devil Satellite Lab, Low-frequency Cosmology Group (LoCo Lab), Psyche Asteroid Mission, The Planetary Society @ ASU, Experimental Petrology and Igneous processes Center (EPIC Lab) and much more. Floors 1, 2 and 3 of ISTB 4 will be accessible during Open Door. Come and explore!

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | First Floor | First, Second and Third Floors

Health & Wellness

Are You Fitter Than a 5th Grader?

Do some simple exercises to find out how fit you are!

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

Art/Design

Art Exhibition - The Galbut Prize

The Galbut Prize is an art exhibition that recognizes and supports young talent in the School of Art. The Galbut Prize is awarded annually and includes a $1,500 purchase prize juried by a rotating member of the community. This competitive prize will be awarded to an outstanding work created by one of ASU’s School of Art MFA students, which will then become part of the ASU permanent art collection and be displayed in a highly visible location on the Tempe campus. Come and see who won the award! All competing artworks will be on display.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) | First Floor | Harry Wood Gallery

Art/Design

Comics & Zines!

Special Hours: 2-5 p.m.

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

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

Humanities

Hogwarts Sorting Hat & Spell Casting

Special Hours: 1-3 p.m.

Welcome to Hogwarts! Inspired by the Harry Potter books, young visiting wizards get sorted into a “house” and receive a corresponding wand; use the wand to magically correct misspelled words! Teeny tiny wizards can just enjoy learning silly spells. Beware: Dementors may show up! Facilitated by professors Jim Blasingame and Peter Goggin and English Education students.

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 117

Natural Science

Get Lost

Navigate a small maze and use your success to contribute to the overall navigation of a larger maze. See how getting "lost in the woods" is a part of every discovery. When you get through to the end, your success can add to the success of your entire community.

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

Art/Design

Learn How Screen-Printing Works!

Special Hours: 1-4 p.m.

Stop by and see how to screen-print on fabric! Visitors will receive a free "I heart Art" bandana while supplies last.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) Outdoors | Entryway

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

Art/Design

Face Painting with the School of Art!

Special Hours: 3-5 p.m.

School of Art Painting alum, Dani Godreau, is ready to create stunning face paintings. The face paint is a high quality water based paint (not grease) and will easily remove with wash cloth. Does not stain.

Zone A: Tempe • Art Building (ART) Outdoors | Entryway

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

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

Sustainability

Resource Innovation Solutions Network

Do you have a great idea to reduce the amount of waste that goes to our landfills? If so, we invite you to share it. Explore how you can turn trash into something valuable and explore what it takes to become an entrepreneur. The RISN Incubator is a business accelerator for entrepreneurs to new ways to use waste with the goal of moving a circular economy.
 

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

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