2018 ASTRONAUT LACY VEACH DAY OF DISCOVERY
INSPIRING, EXPLORING, DISCOVERING, VOYAGING, AND LEARNING
|Saturday's Schedule and Descriptions of the Workshops|
|7:45-8:45 a.m.||Check in (Dillingham Hall)|
|8:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.||Interactive displays (see the list) in the Mamiya Science Center Courtyard (see the map)|
|9:00-9:50 a.m.||Opening general assembly with keynote speaker Dr. James K. Scott, President of Punahou School [+ Read Bio] (Dillingham Hall)|
|10:05-11:05 a.m.||Workshop Session I (Mamiya Science Center classrooms)|
|11:20-12:20 p.m.||Workshop Session II (Mamiya Science Center classrooms)|
|12:20-1:15 p.m.||Lunch (bring your own lunch and drink or purchase on campus)|
|1:25-2:45 p.m.||General assembly with Dr. Scott Rowland, Geology, UH Mānoa, Kilauea/East Rift Zone eruption update, plus Science is Fun demonstrations by Elemental Minds (Dillingham Hall)|
We've listed this year's 16 workshops below. You may also see an "easy to print" page (pdf file) showing the day's schedule and all the workshop descriptions, by clicking >> here.
WORKSHOP 2018_01 Mystery and Intrigue—The Wide World of Electricity
Marvin Galicha, Hawaiian Electric team (Hawaiian Electric, Energy Solutions Engineering Division)
» Learn some exciting aspects of electricity and battery storage. Build a battery storage experiment that should impress your friends, family and teachers. No previous experience necessary; bring your eagerness to participate and learn.
WORKSHOP 2018_02 Paper Circuits
Danielle Young, Candice Sarangay, Jianna Orias, Michelle Reed, Paul Baessler, Kevin Williams, Society of Women Engineers, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
» Get creative with paper circuits. Learn the basics of circuitry and make light-up cards and artwork!
WORKSHOP 2018_03 Commander Thomas' Quintessential Cubee Bots
Lorie Javier, Ian Pelayo, Mark Iwasaki, Liane Kim, Gerald Javier, Challenger Center Hawaii
» Create and design your own wooden robot and fight with the power of hydraulics!
WORKSHOP 2018_04 Jousting Cars
Kalani Robotics Team #3008, Team Magma, Kalani High School
» Explore gravity and the scientific method through car jousting. Build your own unique car which you will take home.
WORKSHOP 2018_05 AHA Family & Friends Hands-Only CPR
CPT Charles Griep, FF3 Barry Burnett, Honolulu Fire Department
» What's simple, fun to learn and can save a life? Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) if performed immediately, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival.
WORKSHOP 2018_06 Gelatin Volcanoes, Dikes, and Rift Zones
Scott Rowland, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, Mānoa
» Experience how magma migrates within a volcano and learn how it is related to the shape of a volcano and lava flow hazards. Inject "magma" into a gelatin volcano and see how it reaches the surface.
WORKSHOP 2018_07 Hardware Science
Lisa Loo, Melanie Ho, HouseMart Ace Hardware
» Hardware meets science! Explore different ways that supplies from your local hardware stores can be used to learn about STEM. Nails, magnets and hex nuts are some of the items to be used.
WORKSHOP 2018_08 Looking at Hawaii with a View from Space
Amber Imai-Hong, Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, Andrea Gabrieli, Linda Martel, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii, Mānoa
» What can you learn about an active volcano using satellite sensor technology? Explore the volcanic gases and changes on Kilauea, from the rim and walls of Halemaumau down to the lava's ocean entry, in thermal infrared and visible light.
WORKSHOP 2018_09 Story Telling with Ozobots
Hope Espinda, STEM teacher, Campbell/Kapolei Complex, John Constantinou, Waialae Elementary PCS
» Design your own story with an Ozobot (a miniature robot) using visual codes such as line following and color sensing.
WORKSHOP 2018_10 Let's Explore Comets at the Core
Larry Wiss, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador
» How do comets differ from asteroids or meteors? Compare the differences between these celestial wanderers and use everyday materials to create a personal comet model.
WORKSHOP 2018_11 Water-Powered Bottle Rockets
Joshua Jackson, Punahou Case Middle School
» Make a bottle rocket and apply Newton's Laws. Launch your water powered "shuttle" into orbit in this sure-to-be "explosive" activity.
WORKSHOP 2018_12 Defying Gravity: Man's On Going Quest to Leave Earth's Surface
Roger Kwok, Leeward Community College
» Explore the many ways that man has utilized (or will be utilizing) in attempts to overcome the constant pull of Earth's gravitational force.
WORKSHOP 2018_13 You Are My Density (aka Hot Air Balloons)
Matt Capps, Hawaii State Science Olympiad
» Delve into density by building and launching your own hot air balloon!
WORKSHOP 2018_14 Marshmallow Launcher
Renee Kaneshiro, Barbers Point Elementary, STEM Teacher, Liane Tanigawa, Hookele Elementary, STEM Teacher
» Experience the Engineering Design Process and explore Newton's Laws by designing and constructing a launcher that shoots marshmallows!
WORKSHOP 2018_15 Aerofoil or Airfoil? Aerodynamic or Aerodynamique?
Victor Velasco, Paul Fetherland, Honolulu Seawater Airconditioning and InSynergy Engineering
» Living at the bottom of an ocean of air or water has motivated humans around the world to figure out new ways to move efficiently through air and water using airfoils and hydrofoils. Foils are a part of our everyday lives and their uses extend beyond the common airplane wing. Learn the basics of how foils work, and experiment with foils.
WORKSHOP 2018_16 Biology and DNA Analysis
Sebastian Yuen, Honolulu Police Dept., Scientific Investigation, Forensic Biology Unit
» What does a DNA analyst do? Extract your own DNA with members of the Honolulu Police Department's Forensic Biology Unit and learn how DNA analysis is used to aid police investigations.
Workshop assignments will be based upon your selections and space availability.
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Posted September 1, 2018. Updated November 8, 2018.