The City of Chandler and its Economic Development Division invite the community to its eighth annual Chandler Science Spectacular, sponsored by Intel and Northrop Grumman, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. The one-day, hands-on event will be in Downtown Chandler, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., between Buffalo and Boston streets along Commonwealth Avenue.
This event will entertain the entire family and explain how fun, creative and important science can be to daily life. Get ready to explore the basics of science as more than 50 companies, artists, students and educational organizations host interactive, hands-on learning activities.
The science competition returns for Chandler K-12 students and educational organizations. Six winning teams will be awarded a $500 prize that will be presented to their school’s science club or program for the most educational, most creative and most passionate projects. Staff from Intel and Northrup Grumman will judge the projects on display at the event. The winners will be announced during the event and will be recognized at an upcoming City Council meeting.
Event sponsor Northrop Grumman will launch a model rocket every hour and their scientists and engineers will have a variety of interactive and hands-on activities for families. The company will have a passport for kids to earn stamps as they complete each activity. Once the passport is filled out, kids may exchange it for a prize. Intel and its volunteers will display Makey Makey/Sparkfun kits and feature activities focused on the fundamental basics of computer science. There will be much more from a variety of companies displaying interactive activities.
The annual Chandler Science Spectacular is part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, a statewide movement to promote and celebrate science in our daily lives and to earn recognition for Arizona as a science and technology hub. For more information about the Chandler Science Spectacular and the participating companies, visit chandleraz.gov/science.
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