Good Morning Science 2023 Fundraiser

Good Morning Science is Pueblo Science’s annual fundraiser event where we invite all of the families who support us to join us for breakfast and lots of STEM fun! Good Morning Science 2023 will be an in-person event and will feature 9 fun, engaging, hands-on STEM activities, a crime scene investigation, a Science Magic Show, and a take home experiment to pique your kid’s curiosity and get them excited about STEM! Kids will even have a chance to get their space-themed curiosities answered by a real astronaut!

Good Morning Science isn’t just an event for budding scientists and engineers, though. Parents and guardians are welcome to enjoy a hot breakfast while listening to our keynote speaker, bidding on an exciting lineup of prizes in our silent auction, or joining their kids to do an experiment!

Attendees can choose to perform up to 4 of the following hands-on activities:

1. Design a Terrarium: Make your own self-sustaining ecosystem with live, growing plants and essential bacteria! In this activity, you’ll learn about the importance of taking care of the environment and how small actions can make a big difference in preserving our planet. We’ll also discuss the water cycle, its importance to your terrarium’s success, and how the organisms living in the terrarium rely on each other to survive.

2. Make a Lava Lamp: Investigate the properties of liquids, such as viscosity, surface tension, and density, while making your own piece of staple 60’s décor! We’ll also cover how temperature affects density and how that, in turn, influences the movement seen a in lava lamp.

3. Build a Catapult: Use the potential energy stored in elastic bands to power your own catapult! In this activity, you’ll learn about how energy can be transformed from one form to another, then use this knowledge to launch things across the room! We’ll discuss the forces that contribute to the functioning of your catapult and explore several of the factors that affect the distance that the launched object will travel.

4. Bacterial Growth: In this experiment, you’ll learn about bacteria—both the good and the bad—and how these microorganisms can be found everywhere! We’ll discuss how bacteria grow and multiply, and the importance of keeping surfaces clean. You’ll also explore concepts of how to safely experiment with microorganisms.

5. Grow Your Own Sea Monsters: While growing your sea monsters (disclaimer: they are brine shrimp, not real monsters!), you will learn about the basic needs of living organisms, such as food and water. You’ll learn about the life cycle of animals and watch these tiny creatures go through the stages of life: from egg, to nauplius, to adult. You will also learn about the importance of maintaining a proper environment for the sea monsters to thrive in, such as the right temperature and salt levels.

6. Glow-in-the-Dark Slime: Make glow-in-the-dark slime while you learn about the properties of liquids and polymers! While making this non-Newtonian fluid, you’ll explore its curious properties and learn how its main ingredients react to form long molecule chains. Additionally, you will learn about light and luminescence, and how they work together to make your slime glow!

7. Light-Up Chromatography Flowers: In this activity, while making a light-up flower, you’ll learn about 2 scientific concepts: chromatography and circuitry! First, we’ll discuss the properties of pigments, then you’ll use chromatography to separate a pigment mixture to make a unique design on paper. To light up your flower, we’ll delve into electricity while we teach you how to wire a simple circuit to illuminate an LED!

8. Sunscreen Art: Make your own sunscreen and use it to create beautiful art! In this activity, you’ll learn about the ingredients that are commonly used in sunscreens and their functions, such as UV filters and moisturizers. You will also learn about the importance of using sunscreen and how it can protect your skin from the Sun’s harmful UV rays.

9. Robot Artist: Create a robot that will make art for you! Learn about basic electronics and circuitry, including how to connect and test a circuit. You’ll also learn about the properties of vibration and how vibration can be used to create motion. Additionally, you'll learn about the concept of randomness and how it can be used in art and design, as the patterns and designs created by your robot will be completely random and totally unique!

[Take-Home] Rainbow Liquid: Make a colour-shifting liquid that you control! This activity will introduce the concept of pH and instruct you on how to make a pH indicator that can turn any colour of the rainbow, depending on how basic or acidic the substances you add to it are!

Register now to take advantage of early-bird pricing:

1 Adult — $55

1 Child — $35

2 Children — $60

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Good Morning Science 2023 Fundraiser

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