TheScience and Fun of Being You
OPENING TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014
Visitors to Catawba Science Center will be immersed in the wonders of the human body. This exhibition will inform and educate children and their families about the human body. Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You will be segmented into six areas with important lessons for children and their parents on issues dealing with dental hygiene, physical abilities, vision and equilibrium, circulatory systems and heart disease and many more areas.
The six areas will focus on body exploration, body invasion, reproduction, dental hygiene, physical challenge, and the “doctor’s office”.
Body Exploration invites children to climb through a blood vessel and hear the sound of a human heart. Transparent human figures will allow children and their families to see human organs and their placement within the body.
The Doctor’s office challenges children to use their senses to feel music, understand how to blend light to make different colors, combine vision and the inner ear to walk a straight line, and walk a balance beam. Other hands-on activities simulate experiences of individuals who do not have full use of the human senses.
Body Invasion introduces the visitor to human allergies, their causes, and what can be done to support a person who is faced with these challenges.
Visitors will have the option of entering a special section on Human Reproduction. This exhibit includes models of the miracle of the development of a human baby in its mother’s womb. The exhibit opens the door for parents to talk to their children about the “birds and bees” on a level they feel is appropriate.
The Dental Hygiene area takes us into a younger child’s arena where he can walk inside a set of teeth, practice cleaning the teeth with an oversize toothbrush and slide down a tongue sliding board.
The Physical Challenge engages children in activities like Think Fast, Hang time and Walk the Plank.
[ HANDS-ON SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
CSC plans numerous hands-on science activities in conjunction with Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You. Activities include new Body Carnival science demonstrations, weekly dissection classes, NC Science Festival Science Expo at Catawba Science Center and a blood drive.
Every Tuesday at 4 PM starting March 11, 2014 through May 27
Inside Investigations: Dissection Classes at Catawba Science Center
Participants will have an opportunity to dissect sheep brains, kidneys, frogs and much more!
Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM – April 4, 2014:
Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Daytime Star Party – Free Admission
Learn the proper techniques to for solar observation and take part in numerous activities.
Saturday from 2 to 6 PM - April 4, 2014:
NC Science Festival Expo at Catawba Science Center – Free Admission
Meet local science professionals take part in 10 inquiry based learning stations.
Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM – May 3, 2014
Thanks the generous support of Carolina Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center, Frye Regional Medical Center, GREER® Laboratories, Inc. and an independent educational grant from Mylan Specialty, Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You is included in CSC’s General Admission rates and admission is always free for CSC Members.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive
Visitors who donate blood will receive two free admission passes to CSC.
Opens January 19, 2013
Celebrate CSC’s 38th Anniversary Year; visit this special “old”- yet new exhibit tracing the history of Catawba Science Center!
HAVE YOU EVER:
- Stuck your head in an aquarium to watch fish swimming?
- Seen an animal skeleton, colorful minerals, strange fossils, and insects up close?
- Seen rocks and minerals glow under “black light?”
- Looked through a large microscope at feathers, insects, or other tiny items?
- Seen photos of children and wondered if they are now Science Professionals as adults?
- Been told to open drawers to see what is inside?
You will get do experience all of this and more as you explore this special exhibit!