Math and Science Mashup

Contact: Katelyn Del Buco
kdelbuco@pacsci.org; (206) 269-5728

 

EXPERIENCE MATH AND SCIENCE IN YOUR OWN HOME
Explore the intersections of math and science in your home at free community events with Pacific Science Center and Zeno


SEATTLE, WA (January 30, 2014) – The home is an unexpected laboratory where scientific theories and mathematical equations take place daily. Pacific Science Center has teamed up with Zeno to present free events called Math & Science Mashups that invite members of communities throughout the Puget Sound region to explore and discover the hidden scientific and mathematical worlds in our own homes.

Math & Science Mashups transform cafeterias, gyms, and community centers into a house of math and science, where children and parents can explore dozens of fun, hands-on science activities and mathematical theories at play everywhere from the bedroom to kitchen to the backyard and bathroom. In the “living room,” you’ll make your own kazoo as you explore the mathematics of music and the science of sound. Venture over to the “backyard” and discover how hula hoops and paper airplanes work.

With only 59% of 4th graders meeting Washington state math standards and an even lower 44% among low-income students, Math & Science Mashups provide informal, fun experiences that foster a curiosity of math and science in our everyday lives. Each event encourages parents to understand how they can nurture their own child’s success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
To find upcoming Math & Science Mashups in your community and keep up on recently added events, please visit our website.

Math & Science Mashups are made possible by the generous support of an anonymous local donor and Zeno, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a sustainable math culture in elementary school communities around Washington State. Math and science powered content is provided through a collaboration of Zeno’s programs and Pacific Science Center’s Outreach Education department.

Pacific Science Center's Outreach Education program is proud to enhance science and math learning in schools and community events across the Northwest. From a 40-minute science show to a full day experience, Pacific Science Center can tailor programs to excite your kids and pique their interest in the fascinating world of science. From school days to evening events to weekend venues, see what Pacific Science Center has to offer to schools, preschools, PTA evenings, science fairs, scout groups, camps, libraries, after school programs, fairs and more.

Pacific Science Center began as the United States Science Pavilion during the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. Millions came to explore the wonders of science during the World's Fair and upon closing ceremonies, the Science Pavilion was given new life as the private not-for-profit Pacific Science Center, becoming the first U.S. museum founded as a science and technology center. On July 22, 2010 Pacific Science Center was declared a City of Seattle Landmark. On October 22, 2012 Pacific Science Center celebrated 50 years of inspiring curiosity, creativity and critical thinking for people of all ages throughout Washington and guests from around the world.

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