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Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration – Oʻahu
April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Here at PVS, we’re always looking at ways of inspiring youth through the wonders of culture, science and the environment. Which is why we’d like to let you and your family know about Hawaii’s largest annual science education event coming up next month.
Have you ever wanted to build and launch a rocket or a hovercraft? How about dissect a sheep brain or make 3-D glasses? On April 28, 2018, you will have opportunities to do all of those things and more, at the 2018 Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration, presented by the Aloha Council and Boy Scouts of America, with the help of hundreds of volunteers. The day will be filled with family fun and hands-on STEM exploration. STEM, short for Science Technology, Engineering and Math is a way of looking at learning as an integrated process, rather than a segregated one. Often these subjects are taught in separate rooms in separate parts of the same building. And yet they all rely on one another for deeper understanding and real-life application.
The 2018 Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration (check out the video!) will be held at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on April 28, 2018, from 9 am until 3 pm. The event is free and open to the public, providing over 100 exciting STEM activities and over 40 hands-on and minds-on STEM workshops for the entire family. Last year, over 7000 people attended the event, making it one of the largest STEM events in Hawai’i. Check out their Facebook Page for more photos from last year!
Workshop space is limited, so those interested are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is now open, and there is a limited enrollment of two workshops per participant. (Registration: https://www.scoutingevent.com/104-2018ODESTEM)
The Workshops being offered this year are described in greater detail below. Please join us for this exciting and educational event!
Altino Coding Cars
Coding for the non-coder. Altino Coding Cars for kids and adults. Learn to code C/C++ in 5 minutes using the latest teaching technology from South Korea where computer science will become a mandatory subject starting this year. Recommended for students age 10 and up.
Bristle Bot Racers
Construct a Bristlebot, a fun, exciting robot made of a vibrating cell phone motor and a toothbrush head. Design and construct a Bristlebot to go the fastest in a straight line. Compete with other Bristlebots for bragging rights. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Chain Reactions: Fun with Kinetic Energy
Use the engineering design process to explore and learn about kinetic energy. Use everyday materials including sticks and cups to create chain reactions that are sure to entertain and amaze. Recommended for students age 7 and up.
Cool Chemistry for Everyone
Amuse and amaze your friends with cool chemistry demonstrations and “magic” using common material that will make you the life of the party! Recommended for students, ages 9 and up.
Sponsored by Hawaii Energy: Help Hawai’I lead the nation in Energy Efficiency! Learn how to make money by becoming an “Energy Entrepreneur” and help reap the benefits of making smart energy choices in your home. Recommend for students grade 5 and older.
Build a simple motor and use the engineering design process to test, re-design, and re-test your prototype. Recommended for students age 11 and up.
Feather Fall Parachute Deployment
Design and build a parachute to safely and accurately land in a hostile environment to get much needed equipment to our stranded astronauts. “Bragging rights” for best aim and slowest descent. Learn about aerodynamics, free fall and air resistance forces.
FEST (Families Exploring Science Together): Science is Fun!
How science really works! Curiosity + Joy + Dreams + Thrills + Wonder + Interest +
Surprise + Creativity = Discovery….and it’s Fun!! Discover and experience through hands on, minds on science activities and demonstrations….surface tension of water, Bernoulli’s principle, Center of Gravity, electricity, density of liquids, rainbows…take home a wind tube, an energy ball, a balancing stick, diffraction glasses, preform bottle to continue experimenting. Recommended for students ages 5 to 12.
Join us for a fun grab bag of hands-on activities! Ordinary objects come together in extra ordinary ways to explore science in our everyday life! Recommended for students age 8 and up.
LEGO Master-Building for EARTHQUAKES!
As a LEGO Master-Builder, you will be challenged to design a LEGO tower to withstand a simulated earthquake event using your own Shake Table, and test your design against others. Whose will be the last one standing?? Recommended for ages 5 through 10.
Mystery & Intrigue: The Wide World of Electricity
Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company: Learn some exciting aspect of electricity. Build a battery storage experiment that should impress your friends, family and teachers. As always, no previous experience necessary; just bring your eagerness to participate and learn. In fact, you may be able to teach our engineers something new. Recommended for students grade 3 and older..
Plate Tectonics & the Formation of Islands
Slime Experiment: The Science Behind the Slime
Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? It’s slime! Come learn about how slime is made and the science behind it and then take home your own slime creation. Recommended for students age 6 and older.
Space Lander Mission
Aliens are coming! Experience the Engineering Design Process and explore shock-absorption and stabilization by designing and constructing a lander to help friendly aliens land safely on Earth. Recommended for students age 8 to adult.