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Chemistry Day - Tennessee STEAM Festival

10/21/2017, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Description:

Explore incredible chemical reactions!

Celebrate the Tennessee STEAM Festival by kicking off National Chemistry Week with a day spent celebrating this awesome field of science! Join us for hands-on activities that focus on amazing reactions and real-world connections. The best part? All the activities and presentations are included with the price of admission!

Activities:

  • FIZZY CHEMISTRY
    Explore a variety of minerals and learn how to identify calcium carbonite with this fizzing experiment.
  • FIREWORK FLAMES
    How do fireworks get their color? This activity will give you the scoop!
  • WATER TESTING
    Using test kits from our friends at TVA, you'll have the chance to determine the water quality of samples from Stones River right here in Nashville.
  • TRUE COLORS
    How can you tell if something is an acid or a base? Learn the differences with this simple test!

Special Guest Presentations: 

THE STATE OF CHEMISTRY at 12pm & 3pm
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Moeller, Program Director for Chemical Synthesis for the National Science Foundation
Come explore the current "state of chemistry" in the United States with Dr. Kevin Moeller! Learn about some of the incredible chemistry that's being developed right now. A Q&A session will follow the presentation, so don't miss your chance to ask a REAL scientist about his work!

WHAT'S THE MATTER? from 10am to 3pm
Presenters: Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities Materials Research Society
Curious about research happening right here in Nashville? Come explore some incredible materials and polymers with exciting hands-on activities created by student researchers at Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities.

Subject to change.

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