Posted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

Nanotechnology + Pi Day!

A HUGE event for the SMALLEST Science!

NanoDays is a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science, engineering and technology and its potential impact on the future.  Our local Nanotechnology + Pi Day celebration will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14th at Roper Mountain Science Center.  The festival strives to engage people of all ages in learning about the emerging field of research and development in the field of nanotechnology.

Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to engage in hands on activities, demonstrations, crafts, exhibits, and presentations designed to raise public awareness and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology!  Sponsors for the event include the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE), Clemson Nanomaterials Center, and the Roper Mountain Science Center Association.

Nanotechnology + Pi Day Activities include:

  • Clemson Nanomaterials Center presents The Magic of Nanomaterials stage show!
  • Pie eating contest and Marvelous Pies to purchase!
  • Dress up like a Nanoscientist!
  • Cut Pi and see Pi hands on activity!
  • Clemson Nanomaterials Center hands-on Nano science activities!
  • Upstate company IT2Pi investigates Raspberry Pi Scratch setups and mineral oil, Google Glass, and LED Panels!
  • Make Ooblek in a bag!
  • Can you make the world’s thinnest material?
  • Exploring your Nano Food!
  • How can Nano science keep computers from over heating
  • Understanding polarizers and Nano Fabrics
  • Make and take your own stain glassed window Nano activity.

Other activities will include the planetarium show Molecularium and solar viewing in the Daniel Observatory. On the Living History Farm, visit the Schoolhouse for a short math lesson and make a Pi Day card; circle around to the kitchen to learn how to make a delicious pie; and pick up some historic receipts (recipes), or learn what Pi in the barn represents! In the Harrison Hall of Natural Science Discovery Rooms, Ecology and Marine Labs, and Tropical Rainforest, visitors can touch and hold live animals, discover the Nano of Gecko feet and learn what’s so Nano about thin films?

In the Butterfly Garden experience the Nano of Iridescence with the Blue Morpho Butterfly and learn to start a spring butterfly garden by joining our Master Gardeners! So much to do, see, and experience for visitors of ALL ages!

Nanotechnology + Pi Day Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Admission is: $5 for children (age 5-12); $6 for teens and adults (ages 13-59); and $5 for senior citizens (age 60 and over). All events are included in the general admission to the Center. No admission is charged for children 4 and under or RMSC Association members.

About Roper Mountain Science Center

Roper Mountain Science Center ignites the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world. The most impactful entity in the Upstate focused on science and science education, RMSC provides curriculum-based, hands-on learning for elementary and middle school students; offers inspiring “edutainment” for the public with Starry Nights, Second Saturdays and other special events; and produces state-of-the-art training for teachers. Each year, more than 50,000 students, 6,000 teachers, and 100,000 families and adults visit Roper Mountain Science Center. Visit our website!


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