Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Rockets rollick over and inside SciPort on Sat, July 4 and Sun, July 5
"Families claiming early spots for the Saturday fireworks show on the Shreveport Riverfront may find Sci-Port a welcome air conditioned place to escape for this dose of patriotic science," said Brian McWilliams, Sci-Port Public Programs Manager. "And as it's traditional to have a few unpopped things remaining the day after the Fourth, several activities will be repeated Sunday."
Activities, included with regular admission and free to Sci-Port members, include:
July 4 at 11 a.m., July 5 at 4 p.m.
Observe fire under a controlled element, learn what it takes to produce fire, and how ordinary air can produce spectacular results.
July 4 at noon
See how common chemicals can light up your day.
July 4 at 1 p.m., July 5 at 2 p.m.
Learn about propulsion and help countdown the launch of these water rockets capable of landing on Sci-Port's roof.
July 4 at 2 p.m., July 5 at 3 p.m.
Learn about rising air and see a spectacular tornado of fire.
July 4 at 3 p.m.
Learn the tricks to turn drinking straws into flying objects capable of hitting a target.
July 4 at 4 p.m.
Make a paper rocket and launch it with pneumatic air pressure.
July 4 and 5 at 5:00
See how expanding gas can produce a surprising result.
Sci-Port info: (318) 424-3466, toll-free (877) 724-7678 or see www.sciport.org.