VIRTUAL MESSY SCIENCE

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Allowed Grades: 3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Program Description

Event Details

Ready to get messy in the name of science? We will design things, test things, throw things and stomp on things while exploring fascinating phenomena in Earth science. Students will conduct messy and noisy experiments as they investigate glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, permafrost, sea level rise and tsunamis. We will make slime-like “flubber” to model glacier movement and create a landscape in a box to simulate the destructive power of earthquakes and tsunamis. Students will also observe lava flow in a volcano fueled by baking soda and vinegar. These and other fun, hands-on experiments provide an engaging introduction to geology, seismology, oceanography and other branches of Earth science.

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The San Diego Public Library and UC San Diego Extension are proud to bring all Library NExT programming to you for free, thanks to funding provided by the federal government.  In order to keep these programs free, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program requires us to collect household income information as part of the registration.  All the information collected is confidential and is only used for tracking to provide funds for this program.

All participants are welcome. If you need special accessibility accommodations, please email srs@ucsd.edu  in advance of your participation.

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Registration Policy and Procedures:

  • I understand students should arrive promptly for class and stay for the full duration of the class.
  • I understand this class is part of a partnership with UCSD. These classes differ from our regular programs in that they offer more of a structured, in-depth learning environment.
  • I understand that I will register through the Library Event Calendar and that my registration must be fully complete to attend the class.
  • If there is more than one student in attendance they must register as well. Adults are allowed to attend without registering.
  • I understand that I am responsible for cancelling my registration if I am unable to attend.