What's Happening at
Science FUNday?

Demonstrations

Our interactive demonstrations at FUNday will run from 10 am to 4 pm. We teach kids topics ranging from molecular chemistry, anatomy, to aerodynamics, and everything in between. Extract DNA from strawberries, play with dry ice bubbles, launch smoke rings, learn about the science of music, create your own slime, look at real specimens through a microscope, and learn all about the awesome human body! 

 

Special guests: Discover Coding, Edmonton Humane Society, Telus World of Science, Elmwood School, University of Alberta Botanic Garden, and various UAlberta student groups

Tours

Registration required.

Tour registration takes place at Tour Registration Desk the day of the event on a first-come first-served basis. Each family can register for a maximum of two tours. Please note that spaces are limited due to safety and fire regulations. 

 

The following tours available this year are:

 

Dino Lab

Entomology (Bug) Museum

Mineralogy and Petrology Museum

Paleontology Museum

Observatory

Rowan Lab: Museum of Zoology 

The Shack (3D Printing Lab)

Marine Biology Touch Tank 

Outdoor Presentations (QUAD)

No registration required

Rocket Launches

Alberta SAT

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Indoor Presentations 

No registration required

Potato Cannon Shooting Gallery  

Mr. Bryce Kashman 

*Multiple sessions throughout the day* 

 

Awesome Chemistry All Around Us

Learn about some of the fascinating chemical reactions that occur in the world around us through exciting experiments and demonstrations!

Dr. Vima Babooram + Dr. Kuburat Saliu 

CCIS 1-140 

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM

 

Shedding Light on the Mysteries of the Brain 

How is the brain organized and how does it allow us to think, see, feel and remember? Learn ways in which brain scientists continue to learn more about the brain and how it works. 

Dr. Ian Winship

CCIS 1-160

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM 

 

Oceans: Our Planetary Life Support System

Learn why exploring the oceans' mysterious depths is vital to our lives on land. 

Dr. Stephanie Green 

CCIS 1-140

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

 

How Do We Learn About Black Holes? 

Learn how astronomers have learned about black holes using different kinds of lights and gravitational waves. 

Dr. Craig Heinke

CCIS 1-160

12:10 PM - 12:40 PM

 

Anatomy Rap Up

Learn about the human body with using animals, GIFs, and rap! 

Mr. Adam Pinkoski

CCIS 1-160

1:20 PM - 1:50 PM 

 

Warbles, Whoops, and Whispers: The Sounds of Nature

Name that sound! Wild animals make a whole lot of different sounds -- for a whole lot of different reasons. Join Dr. John Acorn for a quick tour of his sound recording collection and some fun stories about noisy wildlife in the Edmonton area. He might even make some sounds of his own and has been known to bring a guitar to such events!

Dr. John Acorn

CCIS 1-140

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM 

 

How Big is Our Solar System? 

Explore the sizes of planets, the Sun and stars, and the vast distances between them!

Dr. Sharon Morsink

 CCIS 1-160

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 

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