FUNweek 2022 Program

Live FUNday

March 19, 2022

9 Live Streams

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Join us on the final day of Science FUNweek for live science demonstrations and live virtual tours of various museums and facilities. You'll have a chance to interact with our team of scientists and ask questions!

Attendance is limited due to Zoom capacity, and space is available on a first come first served basis. Registrants will receive a reminder email with a direct Zoom link one hour before the presentation.

Check out Saturday's schedule below so you don't miss out on all the FUN!

If you did miss a live stream, you can watch it here on YouTube.

Thank you to our generous community supporters for
helping us make Science FUNweek 2022 possible!

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EARTHQUAKES & TECTONIC PLATES

Saturday, March 19

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM MDT

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Earthquakes & Tectonic Plates

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM MDT

Under our feet, tectonic plates are always on the move and occasionally, a sudden release of energy may cause an earthquake. We use an earthquake simulator to describe different aspects of earthquakes and the use of seismographs.

PALEONTOLOGY
MUSEUM

Saturday, March 19

11:50 AM - 12:40 PM MDT

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Palaeontology 
Museum

11:50 AM - 12:40 PM MDT

Did you know that the specimens on display at the Paleontology Museum range in age from over 600 million to 10,000 years? Explore our extensive collections and learn how they are a valuable resource for our students, researchers, and the museum community.

VAN DER GRAFF

Saturday, March 19

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM MDT

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Van der Graff

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM MDT

The Van der Graaff generator stores electrons within its large sphere. As we observe sparks and experiment with pie tins, we will explore basic concepts of charges and electricity.

MINERALOGY & PETROLOGY MUSEUM

Saturday, March 19

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MDT

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Mineralogy & Petrology Museum

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM MDT

There are over 12,000 rock and mineral specimens from around the world in the Mineralogy & Petrology Collection. View our extensive collections and learn how they are a valuable resource for our students, researchers, and the museum community.

TRAFFIC
LIGHTS

Saturday, March 19

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM MDT

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Traffic Lights

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM MDT

As we swirl and oxygenate the solution, we observe the solution changing from red, yellow, and green. Just like a traffic light!

THE SHACK 
3D PRINTING LAB

Saturday, March 19

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM MDT

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The Shack

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM MDT

The Science Makerspace, AKA The Shack, is where creativity and technology mix together. Many of our projects span many scientific fields, creating countless opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Learn about 3D printers, CNC milling machines, electronics, and more.

COLOUR-CHANGING LOLLIPOPS

Saturday, March 19

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM MDT

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Colour-Changing
Lollipops

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM MDT

This demonstration models a redox chemical reaction; as the solution gains more electrons, we observe the colour of the solution change.

PHYSICS OBSERVATORY

Saturday, March 19

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM MDT

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Physics
Observatory

1:10 PM - 2:00 PM MDT

Step inside the Physics Astronomical Observatory: tour the outdoor observatory deck where you can see scenic views of campus, explore the domes which house three telescopes, view a scale model of the solar system, learn about meteorites, and more.

SMOKE RINGS

Saturday, March 19

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM MDT

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Smoke Rings

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM MDT

Using our smoke launcher we can create a smoke vortex. We will then try to drop a tower of cups. How many attempts do you think it will take?