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Science Sunday event brings subject to life

Science Sunday highlights biology, physics, astronomy, more

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Elementary and middle school students can get their hands on some science at the third annual Science Sunday event April 8 at Regis University.

The free event lasts from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Pomponio Science Building at the university’s Northwest Denver campus, 3333 Regis Blvd.

The United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, becomes the science fair’s first industry partner. Its Women in Launch team will bring virtual reality headsets for visitors to try.

“In past years, we’ve seen really young kids and adults having just as much fun as everyone else,” event organizer Quyen Hart, associate professor of physics and astronomy, said in a news release. “With some of our new activities, we think older youths and more adults will find themselves deeply engaged.”

The many science stations are planned to engage children in neuroscience, biology, astronomy, math and physics.

For example, kids will learn about the planets while making solar-system bracelets and use math skills while designing their own hexaflexagons (folding paper strips in myriad ways to reveal different fronts and backs).

Children may earn a goody bag after visiting 14 activity stations, while supplies last. Weather permitting, telescopes will be placed on the campus’ Boettcher Commons for observing the daytime skies through safety lenses.

New this year is a speaker series to highlight Regis faculty and their research. Talks will take place on the hour and at the half hour in the science building’s amphitheater.

“These talks are geared toward the general public, and especially toward high school students and adults,” Hart said.

Go to www.regis.edu.

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