|February 07, 2006
WHO: Hundreds of middle school students from all over the Bay Area
WHAT: Will participate in Science Alive!, a day of hands-on workshops that make science fun. This annual event includes such popular workshops as "A Cow's Eye View" in which students learn about the eye's function by dissecting a cow's eyeball, "Build A Racer" in which students build a race car that really works using mousetraps, CD's and other household items, and "Slime Time, the Chemistry of Polymers" in which student will create their own "goo" in the chemistry lab. A selection of nineteen workshops are offered in all, each in three sessions.
The day also includes workshops for parents in both English and Spanish: "Financial Aid: Money for College", and "Preparation for High School and College - What Parents Should Know."
WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2006
8:00 a.m. - check-in
9:00 a.m. - Workshop session I
10:10 a.m. - Workshop session II
11:10 a.m. Snack Break
11:30 a.m. - Workshop session III
12:30 - LUNCH
1:25 p.m. - keynote speaker - "Flames, Flares, and Explosions" presented by the Lawrence Hall of Science
2:30 p.m. - Door prizes, conference ends.
WHERE: Gavilan College, Gilroy campus: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, 95020
Online at www.gavilan.edu/sciencealive, or call Eduardo Cervantes at (408) 848-4887.