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!
Saturday May 7th, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Right in the heart of Markham Village, on Main St and Robinson St [map]
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)
Return from Markham
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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…