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Friday, March 5, 2010

Super Science Saturday is tomorrow at RHS: Check out this unique Ridgewood event!

Edited from The Ridgewood News:

For the 22nd year, Super Science Saturday will fill Ridgewood High School (RHS) with a dazzling array of scientific exhibits, shows and presentations. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday (tomorrow!). Everyone, all ages, is invited.

This year's event, will feature about 200 students, some as young as kindergarten age, and about 40 adult presenters, from professional scientists to college students.

Each year the science event features a special show by the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia. This year, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the institute will stage a presentation on the human body.

Among the highlights of the day-long showcase will be the Ridgewood Fire Department's demonstration of thermal imaging cameras, during which kids can enter a darkened classroom and use thermal night scopes to simulate what it is like to be a firefighter in a rescue mission. About 40 RHS students will present cyber robots they built, and other RHS students will showcase their findings on nanotechnology and solar cells by demonstrating how energy and electricity can be culled from blueberry juice.

Representatives from Whole Foods Market will discuss health and wellness, and The Valley Hospital, a sponsor of the event with the Ridgewood Education Foundation, will be touting its youth fitness center. A 4H Club will bring its petting zoo, complete with chicken eggs, which, Flicker said, have often hatched in the midst of Super Science Saturday.

A paper airplane contest will take place, and model rockets will be launched from the football field at 1:20 p.m. In addition, attendees can make their own Flubber, and a new event will offer dissections for children who receive parental approval and sign up.

See you there!

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