Explore various areas of science with hands-on demonstration, experiments and table top displays that explore the nature of light, optics, chemistry, brain teasers,and other science topics with staff from TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE). TWOSE continues to provide fun family activities during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. The Big Bang Expo takes place at the Jasper Junior/Senior High School and on the school grounds outside on Saturday. The expo will showcase a variety of science and astronomy related activities. A key highlight of the Big Bang Expo will be the new TELUS World of Science’s digital inflatable planetarium which will offer a variety of shows for both young and old during the two days. The live show, Our Universe, will take all ages on a journey through our night sky and our place in the universe while the show One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure will be geared for the little stargazers. The new 360 degree show “Horizon” is a Canada 150 show that showcases the people and places across Canada!
Makey Makey (Gr. 4-6)
In this project, participants will experiment with the Makey Makey to complete circuits in order to play video games, make a banana keyboard, and more!
Straw Oboes (Gr. 2-3)
In this project, participants will be introduced to the concept of resonance as they build a straw oboe. They will be able to take this project home.
Pendulum Wave (Gr. 1-9)
In this project, participants will learn about the laws of simple pendulum motion and create a “pendulum wave apparatus”. In this apparatus, pendulums of different lengths (and therefore different periods) start swinging at the same time. As they move in and out of sync, the pendulum creates a sequence of cycling visual wave patterns.
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