This is the sign-up page for the upcoming Science Academy Show. On the lower part of the page are a list of all the kits - when signing up, you should list the thre kits you are interested in and I will try to assign you as best I can to these. Sign up is first come first served so register early. Several of the kits are set aside for the Science Education majors, only sign up for these kits if you are part of this class. Kits marked FULL require no additional volunteers. Numbers in parentheses are how many students each kit will accommodate. If you sign up for the wrong kit or cannot do the Academy, contact Dr Wyllie as early as possible. (email@example.com) I will update the kits regularly so do not worry if the kits do not immediately add your name... Also note, some of the kits listed in chemistry may be for example more biology or physics based, this listing is simply because Dr Wyllie is building the kits and training people on them so listed them under his category
If you are interested in helping but do not wish to sign-up for a specific kit, sign up as part of Team Science Academy. You will be assigned as either part of the roving team who help support each station or to specific kits on the day as necessary.
List of Biology Kits
List of Chemistry Kits
List of Math Kits
List of Physics Kits
List of Psychology Kits
Kit 000 - Team Science Academy 
Be part of the glue that holds science academy together, circulating between the stations and ensuring supplies at the stations are maintained, helping with safety and in general keeping the whole thing running.
Kit 001 - Mad Scientist 
We plan to have three set-ups - mad biologist with the skull, mad chemist - lab coat and bubbling chemicals and mad physicists - crazy goggles and gloves. Kids get a photo taken that is posted on the website so we need three people with cameras - we will buy an SD card you can use and then give us at the end and a few people to help kids get ready.
Kit 002 -
Event Photographer 
Just need one person to wander the event taking photos of each of the stations
List of Biology Demonstration kits:
1. Kit B1 - Pigs! 
Students will explore the inner workings of a preserved fetal pig, get to know different organs and systems, and learn how remarkably similar they are to their own bodies.
Items: 2-3 fetal pigs, x-small nitrile gloves, dissecting trays, string, scissors, dissecting tools, garbage bag.
Kit B2 - Nervous System! (3-4
Students will construct a neuron made from marshmallows and licorice as well as learn the main parts and functions of a neuron. Students will also explore brain, spinal cord, eye and ear models, and try their hand (or brain) at various visual perception puzzles. - now with added jello brains
Items: brain, spinal cord, eye, ear models; Twizzler licorice, rope licorice, large marshmallows, paper plates, Ziplock bags; perception puzzle handouts.
Kit B3 - Hearts! 
Students will explore a real deer heart hands-on and compare to human heart models. Students will also take home a coloring sheet showing the blood flow through the heart.
Items: deer heart, ice buckets, ice, heart models, human torso, x-small nitrile gloves, heart coloring sheets. - oh and may have a jello heart
Kit B4 – Cells! (3-4 students) 
Students will observe various cells under the microscope and make their own wet mounts of onion, Elodea, cheek cells and/or pond water critters to view under the compound light microscope. They will visual 3-D blow-up models of plant and animal cells, learn about how cells can be used in the lab (Discover video).
Items: Two dissecting scopes, blow up cell models, chart of plant and animal cell, Discovery Kids’ Video, two light microscopes, extension cord, power strip, slides, coverslips, droppers, forceps, water, Elodea, onion, toothpicks, methylene blue, insects, flowers or other objects for dissecting scope, two trays, garbage bag or box.
Kit B5 - Meet the animals!
(4-5 students or faculty) 
Students will view, touch and learn about various insects, arthropods, small mammals and/or reptiles by interacting with some of our live critters. Concordia students must have had prior training with the animals to work this station.
Items: large cart, select critters, hide boxes, blankets, transportation tubs, (scrapbook or pictures of the animals).
Kit B6 – Find a Fossil! (3-4 students) 
Students will sift for fossils in dirt and ore matrix to uncover seven to 20 million-year-old shark’s teeth, dugong bones, assorted mammal teeth, gastropods, mammal bones, and more. They will get background information and student ID sheets to log their findings and try to identify bones!.
Items: 3 large bins with sand/ore matrix, fossils, pictures of dinosaurs found on digs, dinosaur poster, digging tools and sifters, student ID sheets, Polaroid images of fossils (for students to keep).
Kit B7 – I’m a Doctor! [ ]
Students will assemble a floor puzzle of the human skeleton, learn the parts of the body by assembling a life-sized human torso, and learn the names and shapes of different bones in their bodies. There will be hands on activities to demonstrate blood pressure and heart beats, examine X-rays, etc. Items: Life-sized hanging articulated skeleton, disarticulated skeletons, eye charts, floor skeleton puzzle, large black sheet, skeleton coloring pages, skeleton poster with bones identified, light box, X-rays, teaching stethoscopes, teaching sphygmomanometers, student lab coats.
List of Chemistry Demonstration kits:
Note: Several new kits are added at the end. Not all kits will end up being demonstrated but all are listed for completeness. If you have any questions or wish further details, talk to Dr Wyllie
Kit C1 - Slime (as many students as possible) 
Without a doubt, our most popular station, a simple polymerization reaction between borax and glue filling bag after bag after bag with brightly colored slime, messy and fun. Wear older clothing recommended though it does wash out
Kit C2 - Fingerprints (3 students) 
Have the kids smear their greasy little paws on a suitable surface and then lift the fingerprint and transfer to a card - wear old clothes!
Kit C3: Ooblek - a non-Newtonian fluid (2 students) 
Is it a liquid or a solid, corn-starch and water makes ooblek, a thick and messy fluid that acts as a solid when struck rapidly. Look at the effects of striking the mass - this is messy so if you are doing this station, dress in old clothing.
Kit C4 - Soapy Bubbles of Fire(1-2
Propane bubbled through a solution of soap and water can be ignited to make it look as if the very water is on fire.(now with added clouds of flame aka flame spray)
Kit C5 - Chromatography(2 students) 
Coffee filters, sharpies and color spreading out across the paper - simple and fun- maybe with addition of make Kleenex blossoms too
Kit C6- Van de Graaff (2-3 students) 
Student will learn about electrostatics using a Van de Graaff generator. They will participate in various experiments including hair raising + An electromagnet launches metal rings in the air
Kit C7 - Alka Seltzer Rockets (1-2 students) 
A little water, half an Alka Seltzer tablet and the film can rocket launches skyward. A definite crowd favorite.
Kit C8 - Liquid Nitrogen
(2-3 students) 
Freezing a variety of objects such as flowers, racquet balls and pennies yields them brittle and even more susceptible to the power of the hammer.
Kit C9 - The Silver Penny (2 students) 
Electroplating a copper penny with a thin sheen of zinc makes it appear to turn silver, the same penny turns a golden color when heated in a flame.
Kit C10 - Building a Rainbow (2 students)
Layer different colored solutions to make a rainbow in a graduated cylinder - needs a steady hand.
Kit C11 - Airzooka (1 students) 
Knock over a stack of cans with the cannon using only the power of wind.
Kit C12- Whoosh Jug (1-2 student) 
A wee drop of methanol, a quick shake and a spark makes an awesome noise
Kit C13- Lava Lamps (2 students) 
Oil, water and alka seltzer to make a home made lava lamp. Messy but fun.
Kit C14 - Wandering Demos (2-4
These are a series of little kits that don't require a table i.e. poppers, suction pull cups etc. Idea is team walk around and entertain kids waiting in line etc, distract bored looking kids etc
Kit C15 - Rainbow Milk (1 students)[ ]
Simple patterns in a petri dish of milk - uses milk, food color and soap
Kit C16 - Piezo Rocket (1 students) 
A different kind of rocket, louder than an alka seltzet rocket but still fun.
Kit C17 - Windbags (2 students)
Can you blow up an 8 ft bag with just one breath - actually yes - simple and yet impressive
Kit C18 - Polymer Rope (2 students) 
Making nylon rope - this needs reposnsible students who must be trained and aware of safety issues - if you are not sure or a numpty, don't sign up for this one!
Kit C20 - Can Crusher(1 students) 
Using just steam, cause an empty soda can to implode.
Kit C22 - Angry Birds(3 - 4students) 
A simple catapult to demonstrate an angry bird - aerodynamics, trajectory and similar concepts
List of Mathematics Demonstration kits: (1 or two students each kit)
Team Math (kits to be assigned) 
Kit M1 - Möbius strips
Build Möbius strips from paper and discover that they only have one side. Cut a Möbius strip and see what happens! (Pre-cut strips of paper, tape, crayons, scissors)
Kit M2 - Tessellations
Discover which shapes tessellate the plane or other surfaces. What if we use more than one shape? (Shapes)
Kit M3 - Combinatorial Games
Try to make a loop around the Bridges of Konigsberg, using each bridge exactly once. Be the last one to remove a stick in Nim. (Maps, crayons, sticks)
Kit M4 - Cryptography
Decode short messages using simple math techniques. (Encoded messages, writing utensils)
Kit M5 - Catenary Arches
Build a catenary arch from blocks and discover catenary properties.
Kit M6 - Bubble Math
Assemble 3-dimensional polyhedra and then submerge them in bubbles. Explore minimizing surfaces, and create interesting bubble shapes. (Bubble solution, Zometool bubble shape kit)
List of Physics Demonstration kits:
(no numbers per station, most are 1-2 persons but rotating is encouraged, list your preferences and we will allocate soon) You can also sign up for Team Science Academy to help around the hall.
Kit P1: Momentum
Demonstrate the transfer momentum from a basketball to a ping-pong ball.
Kit P2: Bernoulli [ ]
Suspend ping pong balls, beach balls and unroll toilet paper with a stream of air.
Kit P3: Angular Momentum 
Using the rotating platforms, spin the children to demonstrate angular momentum.
Kit P4: Hovercraft 
Run the homemade hovercraft, a Science Academy Favorite.
Kit P5: Motion detectors 
Use the computer and motion detectors to have the children trace a path.
Kit P6: Rattlebacks, tops and
Demonstrate properties of angular momentum.
Kit P8: Sound 
Demonstrate some of the interesting aspects of sound
Kit P9: Electrostatics
Demonstrate the concept of electrostatic repulsion.
Kit P11 - Fading buzzer
Students will learn that sound requires a medium to propagate. An electric buzzer contained in a jar will fade as the jar is evacuated.
Kit P12 - Magnets + Mini Gauss Gun [ ]
Magnets lined up on a ruler can be used to launch a steel ball from the other end.
Kit P13- Color Filters (2-4) students 
Write on paper in different sharpies - what colors won't show up when looked at through different color fileters. Also a red laser is shone through blue or red jello cubes - what happens?
List of Psychology Kits
Kit Psych01 - Team Psychology 
Inversion Goggles and other cool psych stuff
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Last Update: 09/24/2009 20:13:56
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