York University/Main St Markham

Once again, York University will take part in Science Rendezvous – a free all day festival style celebration of science. All families and the general public are invited to join us on Main St Markham, right in the heart of Markham Village, on Saturday, May 7th, 2011, to participate in our street festival!

When:
Saturday May 7th, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:
Right in the heart of Markham Village, on Main St and Robinson St [map]

Who:
Quench your appetite for food and fun – there will be something for everyone!

SHUTTLE SERVICE to Main St:

Departure from Yorkgate Mall (in the north west lot – west of New York Fried Chicken)

9:30am
11:15am
1:15pm

Return from Markham

10:30am
12:30pm
3:00pm

Photovore Maze Race

Bring out the engineer in you – design a light-chasing robot and compete against other high school teams in our Photovore Maze Race. The best designed and fastest robot wins!!

1:00-3:00pm

Sylvan Learning Centre – Markham
96 Main Street North (Lower Level)

Click here for the Photovore Race Overview and rules.

Note: You must register your high school team in advance by emailing cdsperl@yorku.ca.

Quick ‘Sand’ Pool

Run across a pool of ‘water,’ make bouncy balls and slime, and learn about polymer chemistry with Let’s Talk Science.

Pet a Comet

Want to know what is in a comet? Learn about the life of comets and meteorites and the characteristics of these celestial objects. Demonstrations held every ½ hour will show how easily they are made with dry ice.  Feel free to ‘pet’ one and hear how much information they can reveal about our own Solar System.

Make a Banana DNA Necklace

Extract DNA from a banana and make a fashionable genome necklace!

Biological Batteries

Can you really get electricity from a fruit or vegetable? Ask the Biophysical Currents Farmers and try for yourself. Learn about biological batteries and the factors that affect voltage and current.

The Art of Bubblology

Learn about why some bubbles can be popped while others remain unbreakable.

Main St Markham Farmer’s Market

Science Rendezvous will be sharing space with the Main St Markham Farmer’s Market, and so, you’ll can do your Saturday local produces and prepared foods market shopping while enjoying the science entertainment.

…and MUCH more…

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