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It IS Rocket Science (and More) at Science Chicago

by Matt B on September 24th, 2008

science chicagoFall has arrived, and that means the kids are back in school learning about all their favorite subjects. If your children, your teens, or even you yourself have a curiosity for all things science, a great opportunity awaits you right here in Chicago.

Science Chicago: Life's a Lab is a year-long celebration of science and learning that will appeal to people of all ages. More than 100 public and private institutions are hosting events where Chicagoans can explore and discover how the world around them works. After all, science isn't just in a textbook; it's in action every day.

scienceThe festival covers everything from physics to ecology to medicine. Science Saturdays provide behind-the-scenes tours at internationally known research facilities. Science Conversations are forums of discussion with specialists about environmental issues, disease prevention, ethics, and more. Prefer a hands-on approach? LabFest! at the Museum of Science and Industry includes more than 50 interactive exhibits and experiments that are just as educational as they are entertaining.

Teachers are encouraged to use the resources that Science Chicago provides. Several scientists and experts are ready to visit classrooms; and the website provides lots of information on lesson plans, field trips, classroom materials, and more.

scienceSo if you know someone, whether 6 years old or 60 years old, who is always asking 'Why-, Chicago will have a year's worth of demonstrations, exhibits, and forums that may help answer all his/her questions.

For more information, visit http://www.sciencechicago.com/

Photo credit: Science Chicago, (c/o SXC) Dan MacDonald, lcs9

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