You Can Build a 16′ Foot Volcano and Watch it Explode at TWoS on Nov 10

On Saturday, November 10, visitors are invited to build structures that will be combined to create Edmonton’s largest volcano. Then, visitors can witness the eruption. This awesome volcanic eruption will take place at 2:00 p.m. on November 10. The Science Garage is one of the main reasons that we decided to buy teh annual membership to Telus […]

On Saturday, November 10, visitors are invited to build structures that will be combined to create Edmonton’s largest volcano. Then, visitors can witness the eruption. This awesome volcanic eruption will take place at 2:00 p.m. on November 10.

The Science Garage is one of the main reasons that we decided to buy teh annual membership to Telus World of Science for our family. There are new activities happening in the garage every week, and kids can drop-in, take part in the activities, learn something new and have a place to learn outside of school and our home. The space is full of staff that are willing to teach and engage with the kids, about the current projects that are being created in the garage, and when they’re finished creating and experimenting, they love running around the play space, engaging with the activities. 

“As a science centre, our goal is to make science fun and exciting for our guests and to encourage participation,” said Dan Alfano, Manager, The Science Garage. “We’re challenging guests to build a tetrahedron (4-sided shape with triangular sides) using styrofoam balls and bamboo skewers.

Each tetrahedron will be assembled into a huge Sierpinski Pyramid! A Sierpinski Pyramid is a geometric fractal pattern, made of tetrahedrons where the pattern of 4 is repeated. Once we’ve combined all the structures built by our visitors to make the shape of a volcano, our volcano will stand 16 feet tall producing an incredible eruption.”

Schedule on Saturday, November 10:
• 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The public is invited to join us to help build Edmonton’s largest and craziest volcano
• 2:00 p.m. Eruption
Make sure to get there a bit early to see the eruption! 

Additional Activities include:
• IMAX® films – Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation, Galapagos, and Great Barrier Reef
• Science on a Sphere Show: A Tale of Three Planets, Understanding and Comparing Earth, Mars, and Venus

For a detailed schedule visit www.twose.ca/sciencecentreday

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