Rockville Science Day: April 23, 2017

The 28th annual Rockville Science Day will take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Held annually on the Montgomery College campus, Rockville Science Day features a variety of science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos. Activities and exhibits over the 27 years of the program have included rocket-building (and firing), telescope viewing, a travelling planetarium, all kinds of robots, backyard wildlife, ship models, microscopes, snakes, oyster farming, botball, stream science, a pigeon release, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action (flames, explosions & other reactions), electric vehicle demos, quadcopters, archaeology mini-digs, 3D printing, and brain games.

Rockville Science Day is intended to provide a friendly environment for students and their parents to participate in some hands-on demonstrations and to learn more about how science and engineering are important to our society.  There will be more than 70 exhibitors with hands-on activities.  Additional information about Rockville Science Day can be found on their website (

As part of the celebration of Chemists Celebrate Earth Day, the Chemical Society of Washington, in conjunction with the Chemistry Department at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus will participate in Rockville Science Day on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Rockville Science Day is open to the general public and CSW encourages you to attend.

This event will be co-sponsored by the CSW Outreach Committee and the CSW Environmental/Sustainability Committee.  Volunteers from CSW will be providing hands-on activities for children who attend the event as a part of CSW’s participation in CCED.  Volunteers will also hand out copies of the Celebrating Chemistry publication for CCED, and various CCED themed products.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact the CSW CCED coordinator, Kim Morehouse ([email protected]).

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