Activities for K-12 and up
Explore booths, Q&A sessions, and talks hosted by scientists. DIY science experiments are found at the Guided Demo booths - don't forget to prepare some home supplies! Or, take a guided science tour at the Virtual Tour booths. Booths will restart demos at the beginning of every half hour throughout the entire event.See All Booths
Science Talks and Ask-a-Scientist PanelsScience Talks are 15-min long presentations with time afterwards for questions. Ask-a-Scientist Panels bring you experts who can answer all your questions!
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 […]