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Professor Steve"Spooky Science Show"
This is a fun show with a spooky theme. In this program, Professor Steve will demonstrate & teach amazing science, all wrapped around the world of skeletons, laboratories & monster movies. Witness the high-tech way of launching toilet paper, not with your arm, but with a leaf blower. Discover the principles of gravity as we drop candy filled trick-or-treat bags. Learn the history of Frankenstein as we produce 500,000 volts of electricity from a Tesla Coil. These & other amazing science experiments await. Great for all ages!

Wild Water & Fantastic Fire Show
Water & fire. Both have confused man from the very beginning. How can the same water that we drink also exist in a form so strong that you can walk on it, and then change into another form so hot that you can’t put your hand in it without getting burned. And fire — it’s not alive, but it moves & grows like it is. In this program, Professor Steve examines & demonstrates the different properties of water, ice, steam and fire, culminating in a Grand Finale complete with sparks, fireballs & confetti (presented in a completely safe manner). One very cool, yet totally hot show!

TrebuchetPunkin’ Slingin’
Watch the action as the amazing machine known as the trebuchet slings pumpkins through the air. It’s a sight to see! Pumpkinology
This interactive display contains information and quizzes about the history, anatomy, physiology, usage of, and fun facts about pumpkins and even more punkin’ stuff! There will be Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin, Pumpkin Face Masks, Pumpkin Vision, Pumpkin Siege – “Storm the Castle,” Pumpkin Corn Toss and even Pumpkin Gourd Toss!

Ready. Aim. Fire!
Punkin’ Chunkin’ on the south lawn. Don’t miss it! Teams from around the region have spent countless hours building what they believe will be the 2013 Champion pumpkin launching device! When we smash punkins’, we help smash out diabetes!

Chivalry and SteelThe Empire of Chivalry and Steel will be returning this year. Experience the culture of the Middle Ages through the Renaissance (800 A.D. to 1650 A.D.) including all of the art forms, events (feasts, tournaments, ceremonies and wars) and combat arts from that period. You won’t want to miss this non-profit historical re-creation group make history come alive!

Photo ContestIvy Tech’s Visual Communications program is hosting its annual TechKNOWFest photo contest. View the works of Ivy Tech students, alumni, faculty and staff. Categories include color, portrait, landscape, black and white. People’s choice selected at the event. Proceeds from entry fees benefit Diabetes awareness.

Come Grow with Us!
Dow AgroSciences Science Ambassadors Interactive science activities will include:

  • Healthy oils: Learn about good fats and bad fats, build a model of a fat molecule, learn the importance of reading food labels, participate in a popcorn taste panel and see if you prefer the popcorn made with the healthier oil
  • Bt corn: Learn about how scientists have developed corn plants that can defend themselves against insects and test some corn plants to see which of them have the insect protecting trait
  • DNA from strawberries: Extract DNA from strawberries and learn about the nature and function of DNA
  • Chemistry: Learn about chemistry by participating in some fun chemistry activities.
  • Also learn about science careers in agriculture.

Van de Graaff generatorIt's Electrifying
Van de Graaff generator: Dictionary Definition: [van-duh-graf] -noun Physics. An electrostatic generator which uses a moving belt to accumulate very high electrostatically-stable voltages on a hollow metal globe on the top of the stand. It can be thought of as a constant-current source connected in parallel with a capacitor and a very large electrical resistance. Our Definition: A totally hair-raising experience!