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'Science on Wheels' van coming to North Bend's Opstad school Monday

November 16, 2013 · 11:30 AM

The Science on Wheels van from Pacific Science Center is visiting North Bend's Opstad Elementary School this coming Monday, Nov. 18.

Science on Wheels brings the excitement and curiosity of Pacific Science Center from Seattle to classrooms beyond the center's arches. With plenty of visual exhibits and opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning in subjects such as physics, space and geology, it should deliver a lot of educational fun to local students.

Mathfinder: Mathfinder takes students on a mathematical journey far beyond arithmetic. Students can practice probability, reflect on symmetry, focus on fractals and locate their center of gravity as they discover how to manipulate math to learn about the world.

Physics on Wheels: Get charged up using hand generators, electric magnets, and light bulbs. Attract interest with magnets. Experiment with lenses, light and sound.

Space Odyssey: Search the cosmos in our large inflatable planetariums. Examine the qualities of light using lenses and prisms.

Blood & Guts: Bone up on how you are made as you create a model of a human skeleton. Explore the sensitivity of the body's largest organ, the skin.

Engineering : Build bridges and test their strength. Program robots to solve problems.

Rock & Roll: Study and classify minerals and compare the geology of Earth and Mars. Discover the secrets of volcanoes, and explore earthquakes using the disaster doll house.

Please call (206) 443-2925 for registration and other information.



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