Science Division invites community to open house

Date posted: April 23, 2013

Bellevue College’s Science Division will host an open house for the community on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a variety of fun, educational and hands-on activities and demonstrations in science, technology, engineering and math.

Titled “Passport to STEM,” the event will feature: a custom tank used to model ocean waves; a simulated dig for shark tooth fossils; a vacuum cannon that can shoot ping pong balls though soda cans; planetarium shows; and much more. The college’s latest science research equipment will also be on display.

Attendees will be given “passports” that will be stamped at each activity station. Those with stamps from each station will be entered into a raffle to win science-related prizes.

“We have a lot of great activities planned that kids will love, but that will also get them thinking about science and math, and hopefully spark a lifelong interest in these subjects,” said Kate Souza, program manager of BC’s Science and Math Institute.

The event is free and open to the public, and is appropriate for adults and children of all ages. It will take place in the S building on the college’s campus, located at 3000 Landerholm Circle SE in Bellevue. More information can be found by visiting http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/sami.