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October 2020

21st Century Careers: Skillset for Success

October 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Teachers and high school students are invited to a series of live virtual events to learn about a variety of career paths from those who have risen to the top of their fields. Students will have direct access to leaders of local industry and hear…

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BIG IDEAS @ScienceStowers with Hopi Hoekstra

October 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Free

BIG IDEAS @ScienceStowers is a lecture series exploring how science informs and inspires our communities, designed for science enthusiasts in high school and older. In this online session, Harvard University's Hopi Hoekstra will present "Nature's Palette: The biological significance of color." Learn more about the…

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Water: Access, Supply & Sustainability

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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Free

This virtual conference (free to the public) explores global-to-local issues and solutions to water-related issues with leading scientists, engineers and water experts including Global Water Policy Project Founder Sandra Postel, Water.org founder Gary White and oceanographer David Gallo. The conference runs from 7 to 8:15…

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Water: Access, Supply & Sustainability

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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One event on October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

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Free

This virtual conference (free to the public) explores global-to-local issues and solutions to water-related issues with leading scientists, engineers and water experts including Global Water Policy Project Founder Sandra Postel, Water.org founder Gary White and oceanographer David Gallo. The conference runs from 7 to 8:15…

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November 2020

Mad Science presents Super Sticky Stuff (Zoom) | Mid-Continent Public Library

November 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Join a Mad Scientist as they investigate all things sticky. Students will examine the workings of many types of fasteners such as hook-and-loop tape, tape adhesives, and wet glues. They will rank adhesives strengths, determine the optimal adhesive for a material, and test concepts of…

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Mad Science Presents pH Phactor (Zoom) | Mid-Continent Public Library

November 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Explore the crazy chemistry of acids, bases and pH factors with Mad Science. Bring a mystery liquid to a perfect pH balance, and end with a stopper-popper reaction! Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed…

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Mad Science presents Optical Illusions (Zoom) | Mid-Continent Public Library

November 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

In this Mad Science virtual program students will explore the physics of optical illusions and how our eyes can trick our brains. They will discover how to manipulate mirrors, explore the world with inverted vision, and see classic illusions firsthand. Program registration will close 30…

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KU Natural History Museum’sPop Up Science: Weather!

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free

Join the KU Natural History Museum for Pop Up Science online! Jump onto the museum's Facebook page to join Eleanor as she explores weather and shows you how to make your own “weather wise” homemade weather instruments. Find even more fun hands-on science activities to…

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Mad Science presents Mad Mixtures (Zoom) | Mid-Continent Public Library

November 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Free

Mad Science presents chemical reactions that will intrigue even the youngest of scientists. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 15 minutes before the start of the program, so please include…

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December 2020

Mad Science Demonstrates Spin, Pop, Boom! | Mid-Continent Public Library

December 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online United States
Free

Discover the amazing world of chemistry when Mad Science defies gravity with didgeridoo tubes, foaming hands, and steaming chemical reactions in this Mid-Continent Public Library online program for ages 7 and up. Registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants…

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Code Ninjas Hour of Code Virtual Junior Coding Session

December 6, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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With ScratchJr, young children can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively on the computer. Join this virtual event for ages 5-7 to get started! Enroll here.  

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Code Ninjas Hour of Code Virtual Arcade Ace Session

December 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online United States

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for dedicated hardware. As usual with MakeCode, you can either use blocks or JavaScript to build your program in your browser. There’s nothing to install–the games will…

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Mad Science presents Fantastic Flyers | Mid-Continent Public Library

December 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online United States
Free

Join a Mad Scientist as they fly through the basics of flight and aerodynamics during this online program from the Mid-Continent Public Library. Students will learn about the four forces of flight, airfoils and rotors, and then watch as a real flyer is built and…

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Code Ninjas Hour of Code Virtual Roblox Rebel

December 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Roblox Studio's features are accessible to a variety of skill levels ranging from a novice to an experienced programmer. Tools range from simple manipulation of objects or terrain to entering complex scripts and game functions. Studio also allows you to test your games in an…

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Code Ninjas Hour of Code Virtual 3D Design

December 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online United States

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics and coding. It’s used by teachers, kids, hobbyists and designers to imagine, design and make anything! Learn how to create your name in 3D during this session for ages 7-14. Enroll here.

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Mad Science presents Lights, Color, Action! | Mid-Continent Public Library

December 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online United States
Free

Join the Mad Scientist for a journey into the world of color during this Zoom program from the Mid-Continent Public Library system. Students will explore the color spectrum using prisms, discover what fireworks and astronomy have in common, and observe how pigments blend differently from…

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Mad Science Happy Holidays Show | Mid-Continent Public Library

December 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online United States
Free

Celebrate the season with Mad Science! In this Mid-Continent Public Library program for all ages, students will experience flaming wrapping paper, visit Santa Eggbert and defrost a snowman in a wacky holiday adventure. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the…

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Mad Science presents Shapes and Structures | Mid-Continent Public Library

December 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online United States
Free

Come discover different shapes and structures, and see how they make up your world in this online program for ages 4 and up. Program registration will close 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code 15…

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January 2021

Mad Science Presents Sonic Sounds | Mid-Continent Public Library

January 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online United States
Free

Discover sound waves, learn about vibration and see the Mad Science VoiceBox that can alter a voice instantaneously during this virtual program from the Mid-Continent Public Library. To experiment along with the Mad Scientist, the At Home Activity Supply List for this program includes a…

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FIRST Robotics Competition 2021 Kickoff

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online United States

For the 2021 season, teams have the option to engage in several ways: a Game Design Challenge, INFINITE RECHARGE at Home, FIRST Innovation Challenge presented by Qualcomm, and traditional submitted awards. Teams will have the option to engage in as many of the challenges as they choose.…

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Coding & Cupcakes | Career Panel & Scratch Game

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online United States
Free

Join Kansas City Women in Technology's first in this monthly coding series of 2021, Coding & Cupcakes. This session will focus on a career panel to give children exposure to careers in coding and technology. Then they will switch to learning about the fundamentals of…

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Kansas City Launch: Remake Learning Days Across America

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Free

1-2:15 p.m. The Launch Join us for this fun event to introduce Remake Learning Days to Kansas City. We'll explain how you can get involved in this innovative festival as we celebrate family-engaged learning, Kansas City-style! This session is designed for potential event hosts and…

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Mad Science’s Adventures in Air | Mid-Continent Public Library

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Online United States
Free

Discover how air is all around us and how its properties affect our daily lives in this Mid-Continent Public Library program presented via Zoom. To experiment along with the Mad Scientist, the At Home Activity Supply List for this program includes three pieces of white…

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