25 September 2018
Over 80 science-related activities are to be included in this year’s Cool Science Carnival Day for Kids at UCCS.
Cool Science Carnival Day for Kids is considered the kickoff of an eight day celebration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) geared towards kids (primarily kindergarten through 8th graders).
Many community members come together to promote the understanding of science and to encourage a wonder in science.
The event is presented by Cool Science and dozens of volunteers — mostly real scientists, engineers and educators. Participating companies, schools, museums, clubs, nonprofits and other organizations throughout eastern Colorado volunteer to make the event possible.
“Our mission is to make science, engineering, and math more fun and exciting for kids. We are a non-profit. We go around to schools and do shows so that everyone has accessibility to all the fun,” said Marc Straub, Executive Director of Cool Science.
Carnival Day at UCCS began in 2009 and has grown tremendously since then. The event attracts between five to six thousand attendees each year.
According to their website, previous year’s Carnival Day activities included building and launching paper airplanes or rockets, building or controlling robots, making slime, learning to use telescopes or microscopes, meeting animals, experimenting with magnets, generating electricity, excavating fossils and building towers.
The event is set to take place on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.
For more information on Cool Science and Cool Science Carnival Days for Kids at UCCS, visit their website at http://www.coolscience.org.