Arcs 'n Sparks
Have you ever looked up at a thundercloud and wondered, "What is lightning?" Learn about natural electricity and create homemade lightning in this zapping workshop.
Diane Heidelbaugh and Theresa Ward, Electromagnetic Effects Technology, The Boeing Company
The Chemistry of Fireworks
Have you ever wondered why fireworks are different colors? In this workshop you will burn different metals to see what colors the flames are and we will relate that to why fireworks are different colors. Katy Olsen, Ph.D., Chemistry Instructor, Pierce College
Kitchen Table Chemistry and Junk Drawer Physics
Make “gak,” Martian handprints, and other science toys to impress your family. Discover the extraordinary in ordinary household materials to make funny and messy science projects to take home.
Kathy Burrows, Virtual Programs Manager, Giant Campus
The Truth Behind Cosmetic Labels
Labels will often say “natural” or “not tested on animals.” When can these phrases be used by companies and what exactly do they mean? Come find out the truth behind labels. Learn how ingredients are developed and tested. Create your own homemade lotion with kitchen-ready recipes you can take home!
Reitha Weeks, Ph.D., Northwest Ass. for Biomedical Research