Activities for K-12 and up
Come explore interactive science booths, talks, and a planetarium at UCLA! Also, an award ceremony for a special guest you won't want to miss. Be sure to reserve your tickets to the planetarium early. All activities are free of charge and materials are provided - just bring your open mind! Booths, speakers, and other event details for 2022 are TBD - check back in October.Planetarium Tickets
Science Talks (2021)15-min long presentations for all ages with time afterwards for questions. 2022 Speakers TBD.
An investigation into how our food habits impact the planet, and who has the power to do something about it.
Zoom link: Ask me about nanotechnology!
In this talk, I will describe the shape of Earth’s global magnetic field and some of its interesting behaviors. Then I will show why magnetic compasses work by presenting experiments carried out in my lab at UCLA that explain why Earth’s magnetic poles tend to align with the planet’s axis of rotation.
Prof. Jingyi Jessica Li from UCLA Statistics will talk about how she used statistics to quantify the central dogma of biology: DNA becomes RNA, and RNA becomes protein.
This talk is on the Not-so-great Pacific Garbage Patch with a demonstration using a rotating tank to simulate the ocean!
What do you think makes up all the matter around us, such as stars, human body, etc? Do you know that they are all made of by some basic building blocks, known as fundamental particles. In this talk, we will walk through how humans have discovered these different layers of structure of the matter and […]
The talk will be about gravity and the way it leads to the structures in the universe
Zoom link: Ask me about anything geophysical, from earthquakes, volcanoes, sea-level, topography, plate tectonics!
Where do plastics come from? Which can be recycled? Can packing peanuts be recycled? How long are polymer chains? How many polymer chains are in a bowling ball? How are you supposed to open a ketchup package if it has no perforation marks? What is polyurethane foam used for and what is the largest polyurethane […]