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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 | 1–6 p.m.

Humanities

Messages in Bottles

The first message in a bottle was used by Greek philosopher, Theophrastus in 310 B.C. to prove that incoming currents from the Atlantic Ocean formed the Mediterranean Ocean. Kids will make their own messages in bottles using some fun craft items and can even send it off into our small ocean!

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

Natural Science

Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map): Small Spacecraft, Big Science

The Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map) is about the size of a shoebox, but it will do big science as it maps the Moon and seeks to measure hydrogen that may be present at the Moon's polar regions. LunaH-Map is a 6U CubeSat mission selected by NASA and led by researchers and students at ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration. LunaH-Map is scheduled to launch in 2020. The spacecraft and its team have been through many challenges. Come and meet the team, view the model, and send your name to the Moon!

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

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

Social Science

Parent and Children Play Time

Come visit the faculty and student leaders from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics to play a variety of fun games that help build relationships. Bring a buddy or make one at our booth! Learn all about how we study relationships while actively participating in loads of silliness and fun.

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

Engineering

Water Treatment Demonstrations

See hands-on demonstrations on topics ranging from how we obtain our water to what steps we take to make sure it's safe to drink. Talk to graduate students about their research on how we ensure everyone has access to safe, clean water resources.

Zone D: Tempe • Interdisciplinary Science And Technology Building IV (ISTB4) | Third Floor | 3rd Floor Lobby

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) Outdoors | Patio

Natural Science

Lab Demo: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS Lab)

Special Hours: 3-6 p.m.

Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) is an analytical tool for materials science, earth science and cosmochemistry. Examples of ion imaging, high mass resolution and elemental sensitivity will be shown.

Zone C: Tempe • Bateman Physical Sciences Center F (PSF) | Lower Level | F-94

Natural Science

Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Come see our garden, like the crested cactus you see here, that shows how genetic mutations can create new and sometimes beautiful forms of life.

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

Social Science

Games of Skill

Visitors will play a “new-old” game representing historic cultural competitions and learn about the role of games as community-building events throughout history. 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

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. Our presentation, combined with virtual reality goggles will show you how they work.

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

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

Humanities

What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Stop by the ASU Graduate College booth across from the Student Pavilion and pick your future profession. You can choose professions from A - Z! Come pick up a coloring book, play our bean bag toss and take a chance at our spinning wheel to win select prizes!

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

Natural Science

Digest Enzyme

Create paper enzymes and put them into a box to show how restriction digest enzyme works. Receive a goodie for your participation.

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

Natural Science

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center - See a Real Moon Rock!

Happy 10 year anniversary LRO/LROC! Since 2009, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has observed the Moon using a camera system based at ASU called the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC). Take the History of Lunar Exploration Walk and make your way to the Visitor's Gallery to see Mission Control. View the most recent images of our natural satellite. See displays of LROC material and data, 3D interactive videos of the lunar surface as well as 3D crater puzzles. Team members will be present to meet and greet the public.

Zone A: Tempe • Interdisciplinary A (INTDSA) | First Floor | Lobby

Sustainability

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 the processing is done within the building's cleanroom, the main area housing the chemical baths and tools 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 the steps while learning how solar cells are manufactured, why these processes are done and problems that solar engineering scholars are attempting to solve via research.

Zone C: Tempe • Engineering Research Center (ENGRC) | First Floor | ERC 106

Health & Wellness

Audio and Speech Activities

Do you want to learn how to spell your name only using your fingers? Or do you want to play Jenga and make cool sounds while doing it? Join us to learn about the different ways audiology and speech impact your life!

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

Humanities

Swords Instead of Quips in YA Fantasy

Special Hours: 1-3 p.m.

Join New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr as she teaches how to integrate combat sequences into story. Using primarily Historical European martial arts (longsword and single-handed messer), but touching on kali sticks and improvised weaponry, Marr will discuss and demonstrate fighting as a realistic outgrowth of character, world and setting. Marr will cover integrating action into story naturally and touch on tricks to stretch out the action in text without relying on historical inaccuracies, gross misuse of weapons or action clichés like villain monologues.

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 196

Natural Science

Density of Water

We will have several different sugar/water/food coloring combinations. We will take a glass straw and pick up the water to show how different densities of water will remain separated. We will have little glass beakers or flasks to show this as well.

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

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

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

Sustainability

Sparky’s Garden

ASU Preparatory Academy Tempe high school students are learning how to develop a sustainable garden on campus. Come decorate your own Sun Devil planter to take home for your own garden.

Zone C: Tempe • Wexler Hall (WXLR) | First Floor | A102

Humanities

Rebuilding Puerto Rico

What happens to a modern city when a hurricane plows through it - and how can we rebuild justly and sustainably? Come learn from the Rebuilding Puerto Rico Humanities Lab what the challenges are to rebuilding and participate in an activity where YOU make the tough choices about rebuilding and see what outcomes they lead to.

Zone D: Tempe • Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) | First Floor | 171

Natural Science

Exploring the Origins of Life: Build a Bubbling Blob Lava Lamp

Build a multi-colored bubbling blob lava lamp that will delight your senses. A combination of oil, water, food coloring and a special super secret ingredient creates a dazzling array of bubbles that move and flow in a bottle container. Learn about the relationship of bubbles to the origins of life.

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

Natural Science

Glowing Plants

Check out our demonstration of transiently expressing GFP plants by UV stimulation and interactive infiltration activity. People of all ages can infiltrate water into our plants to simulate agroinfiltration.

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

Natural Science

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

We will be making liquid nitrogen ice cream with different extracts, milk, cream and sugar.

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

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) Outdoors | Patio

Engineering

Learn from Nature! Experiments in Biogeotechnical Engineering

Mother Nature is Earth’s greatest design engineer and the researchers at the Center for Bio-mediated & Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG) are following in her steps. Come try hands-on experiments and discover how CBBG engineers are working to develop efficient, ecologically friendly and cost-effective solutions that are inspired by nature!

Zone C: Tempe • Goldwater Center For Science & Engineering (GWC) | First Floor | 111, Lobby, Outside SE Entrance

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

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

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