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A junior scientist examining her slimy creation at JSKD 2008
A junior scientist examining her slimy creation at JSKD 2008

Date: November 7, 2009

Times: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location:   Science-Engineering Library

Contact: Jeanne Pfander


Mark your calendars now to bring your elementary and middle school children to the seventh annual Junior Scientists Kids’ Day 2009 (JSKD) on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Science-Engineering Library on the UA Main Campus. JSKD is a hands-on, fun and educational event planned to inspire excitement in children and their families about the importance of science, engineering, and education in general.

This free event, planned and hosted by the University Libraries in a new partnership with Tucson Unified School District’s Career & Technical Education (TUSD CTE) programs, features interactive educational science activities for kids in elementary and middle school. The first six years have been highly successful with hundreds of children and their parents, families, and friends enjoying the fun and learning more about science and engineering! 

This year more than 30 hands-on, science-related activity tables will engage kids for hours with experiments like:
•    Make “Ice Cream & Slime” with the UA Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity and Catalina H.S. Culinary
•    Create their own “Kaleidoscopes” with the UA College of Optical Sciences
•    “Have Your Head Examined!” with the UA Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
•    Have  fun with “Funny Putty”  with the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
•    Experiment at the “Solar Tech Station” with Sabino High School from TUSD and Posada San Pedro Residence Hall from the UA
•    Imagine space with the “Space Imagery Center” from the UA Lunar & Planetary Lab

Utterback Middle School Jazz Band will kick off the event at 9:30 a.m. with a live performance. The activity tables open at 10:00. For more information visit http://jrscientist.library.arizona.edu or contact Jeanne Pfander at pfanderj@u.library.arizona.edu or (520) 621-6375.