Fun with Forensics by Shen HS Forensic Science Program Stop by our exhibit for a hands-on introduction to many of the tools used to solve crime. Test your skills at skeletal analysis, compare fingerprint and hair samples, and see how insects can be the key to solving a crime.
Molecular Ice Cream by AMRI Global You knew ice cream was cold, but did you know it was cool too? Learn about the states and physical changes of matter by making your own ice cream.
Mad Science of the Capitol District Join mad scientists for hands-on experiments. Have a putty pull with your friends and make a cool super ball to take home!
NOVA Science Show by The Network of Volunteer Associates (NOVA) from the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory Watch experiments by volunteer scientists demonstrating pressure, magnetism, and forces. Experiment with static electricity with Tesla Coils and a VandeGraf Generator.
Science at SEEC--Make Slime by Shenendehowa MS Science Department Do you like chemistry? We’ll make real slime and create chemical reactions. SEEC is a full day summer camp for students entering 4th to 8th grades.
Small Science, Big Future! by College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) Exploration of all things nano! Learn about the high-tech workplace of the future and participate in hands-on activities that highlight the exciting advances enabled by nanotechnology research and development.
Small Science – Nanotechnology by The Children’s Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) It’s teeny, tiny, & it’s science! Join CMOST for an intro to nanoscale technology. Learn how this new field of the tiny is really, really big!
Way COOL Science Club by Shen
High School Students Student
demonstrations include gases, pressure, sublimation, and chemical reactions.
EARTH and SPACE
A Hands on Approach to Archeology by Hartgen Archeological Assoc. Inc. Solve a riddle of the past by chronologically arranging real artifacts that you get to handle and examine for clues. Successful Junior Archeologists will get a prize!
Exploring Astronomy by Schenectady Museum and the Suits-Bueche Planetarium Learn about the night sky, how to be an astronomer and do a fun activity.
NASA Theater Are we alone in the universe? Where do we come from? NASA’s videos search for answers to questions about our solar system.
NE Cave Conservancy by NE Cave Conservancy Learn about how caves are created and how groundwater flow is different in a cave area, or karst, like our area.
"Please Touch!" New York Minerals & Fossils by Hudson Mohawk Professional Geologist Association (HMPGA). Meet a geologist from the Hudson Mohawk Professional Geologist Association, and learn about work and careers in the geosciences. Examine minerals and fossils found in NY, geological equipment, and photos.
Space Camp by The Learning Lab Learn about space and how astronauts train. Build your own film canister rocket and watch it fly!
Star Gazing by Albany Area Amateur Astronomers & The Dudley Observatory Take a look at the night sky through telescopes and talk to astronomers By 8:15,we should be able to see Saturn and its marvelous rings!
Volcano Action Outdoors! by Griggs-Lang Geology Watch how gases trapped in magma behave during an eruption. Learn about why some volcanoes erupt and some just ooze.
Volcanic Rock: Who Knew? by Griggs-Lang Geology Explore and touch actual volcanic eruptions from around the world! Use a petrographic scope to see volcanic rocks close up.
What is Flight? by Empire State Aero Sciences Museum & Reps from 109th NY Air National Guard Try out a flight simulator to take off and land aircraft, including jet fighters! Learn about flight from the staff of the Empire State Aeroscience Museum and members of the USAF 109th Airlift Wing.
ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
3D Medical Imaging
by KITWARE 3D images—CT scans, of people,
animals, even fruit! Explore the world of medical imaging. See the difference
between an x-ray and a CT scan.
3D Modeling: High Def Laser
by MJ Engineering Explore how electronic 3D computer generated
models of any physical surface are created from a High Definition Laser
Arcs, Sparks, Electric Generation by
Elfuns/ Mowhawk Valley Library Association
Learn how electricity is
generated. See how a VandeGraf Generator can style your hair!
Bytes & Bots-FUNdamental Technology Education by Bits, Bytes & Bots--Computer Adventures See how
stop-motion animated movies are made and how computer video games are
Connect a Million Minds by Time Warner Cable Become a Time-Warner Cable engineer with hands-on “Cracking the Codes in a Wireless World.” Visit www.connectamillionminds.com for more information about Connect a Million Minds.
Fun by RPI SWE
(Society of Women Engineers) Ever
wonder what happens to certain materials when you freeze them with liquid
nitrogen? Come find out the effects of extreme cold temperatures on material
properties like ductility, brittleness, elasticity, and strength.
Mindstorm Robots by FIRST
Lego League MS Teams Explore
what you can make robots do! Watch students demonstrate robotic moves.
Lego Club by
Shen 8th Grade Students Design and build LEGO racing vehicles by
combining principles of stability, aerodynamics and weight. Win an award for
the fastest time.
Magic... or Science? by Shen Teacher How
does a magician put a needle through a balloon? What about how they lie down
on a bed of nails? Find out if this is really magic or maybe just some good
Magnets, Motors, Electricity and
Motion: Magic or Science? by Shen Teacher
Build a small electric motor and learn about the
science that makes it work. Explore the relationship between electricity,
motors, generators, and magnets.
Middle School Future City Teams Tour the 3 cities that
competed in the Hudson Valley Future Cities Competition: Gowana’s “Coastal
“Troy 2,” and Acadia’s
Odyssey of the Mind by
Shen Elementary & Middle School
Teams OM is a competitive program which promotes
creativity in problem solving through teamwork. See projects completed by
Odyssey of the Mind by Shen
High School Teams Learn about this innovative international competition at the high
school level. Meet some of the students involved and see vehicles they have
created for past challenges.
Odyssey of the Mind: Capital Region
BOCES by NYSOMA
Odyssey of the Mind program teaches students how to think divergently by
providing open-ended problems in a team setting. Learn about Regional OM
Rube Goldberg Machine by Union
College Watch a demonstration of a entry in the annual Rube Goldberg Machine
Contest at Union College. See how to look at a problem intuitively through
the chaos of imagination to create a machine built from found objects!
Rocketeers 2010 Robot by Shen HS Robotics Team See live demonstrations of
this amazing robot they created for the Breakaway Challenge.
Inventors by Shen
MS &ES Students Come see fellow students original
Smart Lighting by
Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Join engineers from RPI to learn about the
electromagnetic spectrum. See the differences between LED, fluorescent, and
incandescent lights. Examine an LED under a microscope.
Summer at Rensselaer by
the summer camp experiences offered at RPI, including Robotics, chemistry and
medicine, engineering, computer gaming, creative writing, and acting.
Discover the Albany Pine Bush by
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission See a globally unique ecosystem in the midst
of the Capital Region. Use a multi-sensory display to explore the inland pine
barrens and learn what it takes to save this ecosystem from disappearing
Eco Science by Research Scientist & Shen Parent See how
science is discovering ways to lessen our impact on the environment. Watch a
model wind turbine, solar panel and hydrogen fuel cell create electricity.
Compare energy usage of light bulbs, and see the latest LED lighting
Energy Bike by Students Concerned About “R” Crippled Environment Learn about saving energy, recycling tips,
and being Earth Friendly.
Fruits of Our Labor, Like a Good Neighbor by
SCARCE Club Learn how to compost and see food that is grown locally using
composting techniques. Plant a seed and go green!
Greening Our Town: Pine Tree Giveaway!
Town of Clifton Park Get your FREE pine tree
saplings for spring planting! Help
replenish oxygen in the atmosphere, provide visual improvement to barren
areas and add noise, sound and wind buffers to our areas.
State Service Dogs Meet the
puppies who are in training to help people with disabilities. See a demonstration of their skills and
talk to volunteer trainers from Empire Service Dogs.
Exploring Bio Molecules by Shen Teacher Discover the amazing world of
biological macromolecules! Life’s diversity is based on varieties of carbon
compounds. See how these large complex molecules can be assembled to form
Fur and Feathers by
New York State Museum Learn about birds and mammals of our state. Feel real animal furs,
explore skulls and get up close with birds.
Hissing Cock Roaches by Five Rivers Environmental Educational Center See preserved and live insects from around the world: big and ugly, but beautiful!
Mix and Match Science by The Traveling Scientist Explore Forensic Anthropology, Marine Biology, Physics, and exotic animals with Mr. Biss, the Traveling Scientist.
Mohawk & Hudson Valley River Humane Society Find out how you can help abandoned, abused, lost and unwanted animals find new homes.
New York State Symbols by Department of Environmental Conservation Find out
all about our New York State symbols at this hands-on interpretive display.
Learn about bluebird boxes and the beaver’s unique skull.
Malta Animal Hospital Learn how veterinarians care for their animal patients and how you can
one day be a vet yourself.
Reptiles and Amphibians of New York by Five
Rivers Environmental Educational Center Learn about these live, native and non-native creatures. All are
protected by law, and some are endangered.
Scientific Illustration by Shen
Teacher Learn how art and science can
be combined for those with artistic ability and scientific curiosity. See
samples of botanical, anatomical, and geological artwork.
Touch Tank by Shen
Teacher Meet the creepy crawly organisms that live in our ponds. Get down and dirty with these amazing
and Living with Vision Loss by North
Eastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA), Learn how people with vision
loss can stay independent and active with NABAs Puppy Raising Program. Meet Larissa,
a puppy-in-training to be a guide dog.
NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS
Backpack Awareness & Balance Challenge by Seton Health We’ll
weigh your full backpack and then let you know the proper amount you should
carry. Then, take our balance challenge!
Careers In Nursing by New York State Nurses Association See nurses in action! Listen
to your heart and lung sounds using a stethoscope. Learn what nurses do and
how to become a nurse.
Community Coalition by The Shenendehowa Community Coalition A showcase of planned and
existing community programs.
Dental Health by Stephen
P. Dautel, D.D.S., L.L.C. Learn about preventative
dentistry from a Dentist! Learn how good dental habits and regular dental
visits contribute to overall health.
Exercise 101 by Top Form
Come Learn new exercise skills in strength, agility, balance, coordination, timing and endurance using jump ladders,stability tools, and balls.
Find YOUR Career Zone by Shen Health Dept Come do
a fun online interest assessment that can help kids explore which career
paths might suit them best.
Food Science for Kids by Shen FACS Dept. Come Play with your Food!
Experiment with food using simple household items and ingredients and
gain valuable insight into microbiology and chemistry.
Healthy Kidneys by NKF
of NENY/NEKF & Center for Donation & Transplant How do your kidneys keep you healthy? What
happens if they stop working correctly? Learn how to keep your kidneys
Sports Rehab Services by SETON
Health See a
demonstration of the Biodex Balance Unit for the assessment and rehab of sports
Bread Whole Grain Sticky by Shen Food Services See the
physiological difference between whole wheat and refined grains. What does a
school’s nutrition department do?
Nutri Meter- A Measure of Nutrition by Price Chopper Students and parents will learn how to use the NuVal scoring system using
"Kid preferred" easily recognized food and beverage items. Students and parents will decide higher and lower scoring foods using the Nutri Meter.
Organ Donation/Kidney Perfusion by Center for Donation and Transplant Learn about organ donation and see how a perfusion pump works.
Rise and Shine: Fitness in the AM by Koda Fitness Club helps you learn different exercise techniques to make fitness fun.
Select-Care Chiropractic, PC Have you ever wondered why your back hurts? Learn how the movement of your spine interacts with your nervous system.
Sports Injuries in Children by Albany Medical Center Learn how to prevent and treat injuries with physical activity and how to stay healthy even if you don’t participate in sports.
Tae Kwon Do by Torres Tae Kwon Do See us in action! Learn how this martial art keeps you strong, balanced, and having fun in the process.
Teen Talk Phone Hotline by CAPTAIN The Teen Talk phone hotline provides youth with an outlet for difficult issues. Shen high school student volunteers help callers talk through issues such as personal problems, teen pregnancy, and stress.
The Human Aura -- You are a Rainbow by Atlantis Healthy Vibe Emporium Atlantis Healthy Vibe Emporium invites you to see your aura and what color energy is radiating from your heart.
The Odds are Stacked Against You by Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County See organs with cancer and 3D models of cells. Learn how doctors treat cancer and the careers that could one day end this disease.
Tobacco Use: Age Progression Simulator by Shen Health Dept See how APRIL® Age Progression Software displays the effects of smoking, obesity and sun exposure on a person’s appearance. This software is also used to locate missing children and solve crimes.
What is Cancer? Cancer Services Program of Saratoga County See organs with cancer and 3D models of cells. Learn how doctors treat cancer and the careers that could one day end this disease.
We Won't Be Bought by Reality Check See The New York's State's Youth Action Program against the tobacco industry.