Teaching about waste in manufacturing.

Harder than stone and stronger than wood, fueling our civilization for thousands of years, its metal! Metallurgy has existed for centuries though we still have some imperfections within it, especially with its emergence as a global economy. Minor wastes and inconveniences in the making and usage of metal must be levied if where going to progress as a civilization! Our booth aims to inform you about the ways we waste and the ways to improve our usage of our most valuable resources!

Educating others on the healing process of the body.

Do you want to know how your injuries heal? How do animals help with the healing process? What do bones use to heal themselves after being broken? Learn how to help your body recover from injuries and other trauma. Which parts of your body are the most important?  Also check out our interactive that will involve tiny Carp. Stop by our booth to understand the mysterious, natural healing process.

Teaching the affects of Anesthesia to the public

Have you ever been “put under” with anesthesia? How did you feel? What was the outcome? Visit our booth to learn the effect anesthesia has on the mind and body. Our booth will not only show you the cons but the pros of this process. Learn about different types of anesthesia. Have you ever tried Topical Anesthesia? At our booth be our guest to have guaranteed fun from our “Operation Game” to the history of one of the most used drugs in the medical field.

Driving architectural technology

Look around! Architecture surrounds us. It plays a huge role in our lives and the well being of our planet. Technology surrounds us too, as newer gadgets meet the market daily. Have you ever wondered how these two unite? Design systems such as Computer Aided Design, Virtual Reality, and 3D Printing empower architects to design on a new level. Modern building techniques enable houses to operate while consuming zero net energy. Come to our booth to learn how these modern-day technologies are improving architecture and its impact on the planet. You might be surprised by how much things are changing!

How are humans making the jump to space?

Do you know about the rise of SpaceX?  Boeing and NASA are creating a colonization which is closer than ever. Mars is within our grasp!  It’s just a matter of when. With humanity’s new engines, suits, and habits, your journey is about to begin. Fly over to our booth to understand the new age we are entering. “To infinity and beyond.”

How would you like to live with a permanent design on your body?

We all know someone with at least one tattoo, but there are many reasons to be cautious about it.  What are you curious about? Have you thought of what you would look like with a dragon on you?  Come check out what a tattoo addict looks like and find out if you have a connection with tattoos.  What would your dragon represent?  At our booth, you can receive your own fabulous tattoo or create your own tattoo design.

Science Standards

K-PS2-2  Motion and Stability ; forces and interaction

Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push and a pull.

1-PS4-3 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

Plain and conduct investigation to determine the effects of placing object made with different materials in the path of a beam of light

Do you see in multiple dimensions?

Holograms are three-dimensional images formed by interference of light beams from a laser or other light source. Holograms have even been in movies such as Marvel’s Iron Man and Star Wars. We have a Satzuma Three-Dimensional Hologram Visualizer and a larger version of one.

Come to our booth to see what holograms can do for you!

Science Standards

Engineering Design

•           (HS-ETSI-2) Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

•           (HS-ETS1 Engineering Design) Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.

You will be learning about the chemicals in food. Samples of food and the chemicals in them will be displayed.

Additives, do you trust them?  Do you ever just sit back and think what is in the food I eat?   We inform you about the FDA’s role.  We will also be talking about the differences between raw food and package food.  We’ll show/tell you what’s in some of our food.

Science Standards

Chemicals Reactions:

•           (MS-PS1-3) Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society

•           (MS-PS1-4) Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed

 

What is affecting your heart?

Why do you think your food choices affect your heart? What can we as a community do to help each other be healthier? Visit our booth to test your knowledge and see if you can guess what’s inside your heart. You will walk back into history to learn about the human heart. Come see your own heart beating.

Science Standards

Biology

•           LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

The sugar molecules thus formed contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen: their hydrocarbon backbones are used to make amino acids and other carbon-based molecules that can be assembled into larger molecules (such as proteins or DNA), used for example to form new cells.

Earth Science

•           LS1.A: Structure and Function

Systems of specialized cells within organisms help them perform the essential functions of life.

STEAM Art interactive project

Our booth will feature interactive as well as collaborative art activities such as raised salt painting and bubble art.

What are E.M.F.’s? How can we combat the effects of E.M.F.’s? Now what?

 

Have you ever heard of E.M.F.’s?

Never really looked much into it have you? Probably not but maybe you have however I doubt it was in depth. Well we have some shocking news for you. They are all around you right now as you’re reading this. To be honest with you, they are all around me right now while I’m writing this out. But that’s a risk my team and I are willing to take. Why are we all at risk you may be asking? E.M.F.’s aren’t a good thing. They are fields that are harmful to the human body. With severe exposure to these fields it can cause permanent damage and even alter the biological structure of us. Come down to our E.M.F. booth during the science festival to find out more about them and how you can protect yourself.

Science Standard: LS1.A: Structure and Function

Feedback mechanisms maintain a living system’s internal conditions within certain limits and mediate behaviors, allowing it to remain alive and functional even as external conditions change within some range.

Feedback mechanisms can encourage (through positive feedback) or discourage (negative feedback) what is going on inside the living system.

We are the satellite group here to showcase our hands-on 3D model and interactive that shows how to launch a satellite the correct way into space. The booth will look like space itself.

What is that thing in the sky?

Ever wondered how we can make phone calls around the world? Have you ever wondered how your dependable meteorologists get their data to predict the weather? Or how we can study other galaxies in the universe? How do Satellites affect our daily lives? Did you know the movie Jaws was based from a gigantic shark spotted by a satellite? Come experience the hands-on 3D model and interactive that shows how to launch a satellite the correct way into space, at an exact angle.  All these thought provoking questions will be answered at our Satellite booth!

Echolocation

Through research and experimentation, students will discover how people have replicated some ocean animals’ ability to use echolocation. Visitors will learn how our current technology mimics echolocation in whales and dolphins.

 

Why is the ocean food chain important?

Through study and research students will discover why each plant and animal link of the ocean food chain is dependent upon one another. Visitors will learn about different producers and consumers through models and activities. SC.2.N.1.1 – Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration and systematic observations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

SC.2.L.17.1 – Compare and contrast the basic needs that all living things, including humans, have for survival.

SC.1.L.14.1- Make observations of living things and their environment using the five senses.

SC.K.N.1.1- Collaborate with a partner to collect information.

SC.K2.CS-PC.1 – Responsible use of technology and information.

SC.K2.CS-CP.1.1 – Identify different kinds of data (e.g., text, charts, graphs, numbers, pictures, audio, video, and collections of objects).

How can we colonize Mars?

Science standard: Criteria and constraints also include satisfying any requirements set by society, such as taking issues of risk mitigation into account, and they should be quantified to the extent possible and stated in such a way that one can tell if a given design meets them.

A fun interactive showing the affects of our planets gravity. A tent surrounded by a black tarp to provide a dark space to show off our black light decorations. Our information will be displayed on a 3D rotating rocket display.

What is that thing in the sky?

Ever wondered how we can make phone calls around the world? Have you ever wondered how your dependable meteorologists get their data to predict the weather? Or how we can study other galaxies in the universe? How do Satellites affect our daily lives? Did you know the movie Jaws was based from a gigantic shark spotted by a satellite? Come experience the hands-on 3D model and interactive that shows how to launch a satellite the correct way into space, at an exact angle.  All these thought provoking questions will be answered at our Satellite booth!

 

How does food affect the heart?

Are you falling and you can’t get up?

What is affecting your heart? Why do you think your food choices affect your heart? What can we as a community do to help each other be healthier? Visit our booth to test your luck and see if you can guess what’s inside your heart. You will walk back into history to learn about the human heart. Come see your own heart beating.

Science Standards

AP Biology

LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

The sugar molecules thus formed contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen: their hydrocarbon backbones are used to make amino acids and other carbon-based molecules that can be assembled into larger molecules (such as proteins or DNA), used for example to form new cells.

Earth Science

LS1.A: Structure and Function

Systems of specialized cells within organisms help them perform the essential functions of life.

 

Are you content with yourself? Now what?

How does music therapy affect adults? (Mind and body)

Does music affect your emotions deeply? Come to our booth to see how music therapy has showed advanced studies helping with medical issues. Music therapy is a non-traditional treatment that has helped researchers show evidence of helping with cancer patients, it has helped more people now more than ever.

People will leave with the knowledge of how music therapy affects you physically and mentally. For our interactive, the younger kids will listen to a series of music out loud and let them tell us how they feel. Then explain to them what music therapy is. For the adults, they will listen to music through headphones and take a short survey. We will explain what parts of the brain gives them the knowledge of how different types of music affect them emotionally.

LS1.A: Structure and Function

Feedback mechanisms can encourage (through positive feedback) or discourage (negative feedback) what is going on inside the living system.

 

How is Technology Improving Architecture?

Building the Future

Look around! Architecture surrounds us. It plays a huge role in our lives and the wellbeing of our planet. Technology surrounds us too, as newer gadgets meet the market daily. Have you ever wondered how these two unite? Design systems such as Computer Aided Design, Virtual Reality, and 3D Printing empower architects to design on a new level. Modern building techniques enable houses to operate while consuming zero net energy. Come to our booth to learn how these modern-day technologies are improving architecture and its impact on the planet. You might be surprised by how much things are changing!

Science Standards:

Engineering Design-

•           Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants. (HS-ETS1-1)

•           Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering. (HS-ETS1-2)

TFA Essential Skills & I Cans

•           Analyzing: Converting complex into simple.

•           Comparing: Examining for likeness and difference.

•           Evaluating: Determining significance through careful study.

•           I CAN: Read and reconstruct the past to develop a historical perspective.

•           I CAN: Gather information, distinguishing the validity and reliability of sources for my research.

 

Got Rett Syndrome? Want to go to Prom? Now what?

Can you build a dancing wheelchair?A Disco/Dancing Wheelchair will be demonstrated. A prototype will also be demonstrated to show the stages of development in the project.

Our project is to build a four points of access electric wheelchair that can assist people with physical needs to be able to dance independently. Our chair will be able to make quick motions going backward and forward, side to side and complete 360s.

The four points of access will include, eye gaze, switches, Kinect movements and a remote. These four points of access will allow a wide range of differently abled people to access our chair independently. The aim is for physically challenged people be able to experience the pure joy of being able to move their body independently while dancing. Although our team member Molly Paris conceived the idea for herself to use at prom this year; our hope is to have it become a community wheelchair which will allow anyone with physical challenges the opportunity to dance.

Our JSF booth will be set up as a disco with our final product and prototype on display for visitors to interact with and try out. Of course there will be lots of dancing going on in our booth. Visitors can learn about the mechanics and software behind our dancing wheelchair along with eye gaze technology.

Science standards:

ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems ▪ A situation that people want to change or create can be approached as a problem to be solved through engineering.

What is the physical and emotional connection behind a tattoo?

How would you like to live with a permanent design on your body? We all know someone with at least one tattoo, but there are many reasons to be cautious about it.  What are you curious about? Have you thought of what you would look like with a dragon on you? At our booth, you can receive your own fabulous tattoo or create your own tattoo design. Come check out what a tattoo addict looks like and find out if you have a connection with tattoos. What would your dragon represent?

 

Science standards

K-PS2-2  Motion and stability ; forces and interaction
Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push and a pull.

1-PS4-3 Waves and Their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
Plain and conduct investigation to determine the effects of placing object made with different materials in the path of a beam of light

How does ancestry affect our genetics?

We’ll have a board game across Europe, representing the silk road and all of it’s perils. (Demonstrating the distribution of genetic code over many years along a common trade route). A poster board that displays our information, and some decorations with a genetic theme will decorate the booth.

How has your lineage shaped the genetic code of yourself and others around you? Finding this out could potentially help you find dormant genetic diseases. In our presentation we explain what genetics are and branch into other subjects that will enlighten you, such as hereditary diseases, statistics on probability of physical traits, how history and geography has played a role in our modern genetic code, and even genetic modification. So what are genetics in the first place? Genes are found in our DNA  We’ll have a board game across Europe, representing the silk road and all of it’s perils. (Demonstrating the distribution of genetic code over many years along a common trade route). Come to the Jacksonville Science Festival and experience, not just ours, but many great projects.

We will be informing the public about how space travel affects us and what we can do to expedite the process

How are humans making the jump to space?  Let us inform you about what is coming!  Do you know about the rise of SpaceX?  Boeing and NASA are creating a  colonization which is closer than ever. Mars is within our grasp!  It’s just a matter of when. With humanity’s new engines, suits, and habits, your journey is about to begin. Fly over to our booth to understand the new age we are entering. “To infinity and beyond.”

How can advancing space technology help humans accelerate progress to exploring the universe?

Tag line:

Space Gas Stations Now What?

Abstract

How are humans making the jump to space?  Let us inform you about what is coming!  Do you know about the rise of SpaceX?  Boeing and NASA are creating a  colonization which is closer than ever. Mars is within our grasp!  It’s just a matter of when. With humanity’s new engines, suits, and habits, your journey is about to begin. Fly over to our booth to understand the new age we are entering. “To infinity and beyond.”

HS-ESS1-3

HS-ESS3-1

See Abstract below

Abstract

Do you want to live longer and healthier? Then use our therapeutic herbal remedies. Did you know over 783,936 people die from iatrogenic treatment, (for illness) each year? But with our natural

Essential Question
Why Are Herbal Remedies A Good Alternative To Standard medications?
Do you want to live longer and healthier? Then use our therapeutic herbal remedies. Did you know over 783,936 people die from iatrogenic treatment, (for illness) each year? But with our natural medicines there has been no negative side effects. Our herbal medicine is made with natural herbs that we produced in our garden. Herbs have natural healing properties that help sickness along with outer and inner pain. Using herbal medicines could lower deaths from prescriptions. At our JSF group you will be introduced to our farming department, production department, experiment department, and our nutrition department. The farming department will teach you the practice of caring for plants. The production department will teach you the process of making and producing herbal tea and oil. The experiment group will show the experience of the testing we did to better improve our garden and herbs. The nutrition group will share the importance of each herb used to make the tea and oil.

Science Standards

Science Standards

Life Science:

MS-LS1-3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of group of cells.

MS-LS1-8: Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain of immediate behavior or storage of memories.

Matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems:

MS-LS1-6: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

Growth, development and reproduction of organisms:

MS-LS1-4:Use arguments based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animal and plants respectively.

Structure and properties of matter:

MS-PS1-3:Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

Chemical reactions:

MS-PS1-2: Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

Do you want to live longer and healthier?

Then use our therapeutic herbal remedies. Did you know over 783,936 people die from iatrogenic treatment, (for illness) each year? But with our natural medicines there has been no negative side effects. Our herbal medicine is made with natural herbs that we produced in our garden. Herbs have natural healing properties that help sickness along with outer and inner pain. Using herbal medicines could lower deaths from prescriptions. At our JSF group you will be introduced to our farming department, production department, experiment department, and our nutrition department. The farming department will teach you the practice of caring for plants. The production department will teach you the process of making and producing herbal tea and oil. The experiment group will show the experience of the testing we did to better improve our garden and herbs. The nutrition group will share the importance of each herb used to make the tea and oil.

Science Standards

Life Science:

MS-LS1-3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of group of cells.

MS-LS1-8: Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain of immediate behavior or storage of memories.

Matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems:

MS-LS1-6: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

Growth, development and reproduction of organisms:

MS-LS1-4:Use arguments based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animal and plants respectively.

Structure and properties of matter:

MS-PS1-3:Gather and make sense of information to describe that synthetic materials come from natural resources and impact society.

Chemical reactions:


St. Johns River Water Management District

The St. Johns River Water Manage­ment District is responsible for managing ground­water and surface water resources in all or part of 18 counties in northeast and east‑central Florida. Count­ies entirely in the district are Brevard, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Nassau, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns and Volusia. Counties partially in the district are Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Lake, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange and Osceola. District staff work from service centers in Palatka, Jacksonville, Maitland and Palm Bay.

Kennedy Space Center/NASA
FSCJ-Physical Therapist Assistant Program

A.S.- Physical Therapist Assistant Program- FSCJ

Light House Christian school
Kirby Smith Zoological Society

The Kirby Smith Zoological Society is an afternoon club that specializes for the care and studies of animals.

Jacksonville Christian Academy

Kirby Smith Middle: Zoological Society
US Military Air Power Museum

The Mission of the U.S. Military Air Power Museum (USMAP) is to honor U.S. Veterans and Military Aviation through education, preservation, collection and display of historical aircraft and artifacts that represent all branches of military service.

The Bolles School

The Bolles School is an independent college preparatory school serving boarding and day students in grades Pre-K-12 located in Jacksonville, Florida. Stay Away Steam Camp runs June 18-22 as well as 25-29 on our Bartram Middle School Campus. The camp is open to children in grades 5-9 who have the opportunity to participate both as day campers as well as stay away campers. All campers also have the ability to select their courses of interest.

River City Science Academy

River City Science Academy is a group of four public charter schools in Jacksonville serving a STEM focused curriculum to students K-12.

FSCJ Digital Media

Digital Media is a program offered at FSCJ providing students with hands-on instruction in graphic design, web design, video production and animation.

Broward County Schools

 

Marine Biology with a Plankton demonstration.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing students from the School Board of Broward County

University of North Florida

We are the University of North Florida, a public Florida State University.

Collegiate recruitment booth for the University of North Florida

FSCJ PTA Program

 

Balance Activities, Ultrasound Demo

Physical Therapist Assistant Program at FSCJ

University of North Florida

 

University of North Florida is a premier public institution located in Jacksonville.

Presenting general information about the University of North Florida.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

FSCJ Recruitment team will have a table available to provide information about the 150 programs of study and available resources to help pay for a college education.

FSCJ is growing it reputation as the largest, most dynamic and most influential high education institution on the First Coast. Our 150+ degree and certificate program options offer real hands-on training and comprehensive content matter that provides students with the industry required knowledge and skills to excel in the workforce and prepare for the career of their dreams.

FSCJ Dental Hygiene Program

Oral health care

Students from the Florida State College at Jacksonville Dental Hygiene Program will be presenting education on oral health care and nutrition to prevent dental disease.

FSCJ FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE at Jacksonville

Blood Pressure booth, Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation booth and

FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE

Northeast Florida Astronomical Society

Our booth will be set up for solar viewing. Some telescopes will have adapters for attendees to take pictures of the sun with their cell phones.

Informed Art Project

Started specifically for the Jacksonville Science Festival, we are just a small group of teachers and student artists who are concerned about science literacy in the public and see the connection of science to art as innate and important to represent beautifully.

FSCJ: Externship Class Spring 2018

Biotechnology, matching bases, blowing up balloons with yeast, mitosis demo

A triad of students from FSCJ’s Biotech externship program for Spring 2018.

 

Episcopal School of Jacksonville
The Foundation Academy
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Episcopal School of Jacksonville student-Honors Science Seminar course

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Robotics in Manufacturing

Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Presenting a science fair project on the The Effects of Higher and Lower Temperatures on the Denaturation Step in Reverse Transcription PCR

FSCJ BSC1005 class, South Campus

Demo of echo location

Goddess Food Factory

Goddess Food Factory is a fun-filled bakery founded by 12 year old, Celebrity Chef Simone Bridges. As a lover of science and baking, coupled with her desire to help others learn, she later created the Ex.S.T.R.E.A.M. Baking program. The program helps students learn Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through culinary concepts, using hands-on and engaging activities. Later, Chef Simone developed Ex.S.T.R.E.A.M. Baking subscription boxes for kids to enjoy all over the world. She is a Youth STEM Advocate and is widely known as the “STEM Chef.”

Celebrity Chef Simone Bridges, owner of Goddess Food Factory will teach her Ex.S.T.R.E.A.M. Baking program by helping students learn Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Mathematics through culinary concepts, using hands-on, engaging activities.

Communities In Schools- George Washington Carver
Communities In Schools – North Shore Elementary
Communities In Schools – Pinedale
Communities In Schools- Woodland Acres
Communities In Schools – Matthew Gilbert Middle

Communities In Schools – Matthew Gilbert Lego Team Presentation

Communities In Schools – Jeb Stuart Middle

Communities In Schools – Jeb Stuart Lego League Presentation

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Math escape room / lock boxes and puzzles

Medical Laboratory Technology Club of FSCJ

The medical laboratory technology program at Florida State College at Jacksonville will present information regarding the program and provide an exciting hands-on learning experience to help students decide on their careers in the future.

Our booth will present information about the medical laboratory of technology program at Florida State College at Jacksonville. We will have a poster board set up providing the education needed and pictures of the MLT program of FSCJ. A microscope will be set up with prepared slides for viewing. Also, we will have some hands on activities. Students will be able to see how many germs are on their hands and how that can relate to picking up diseases or infections. They will also be able to see how it leads to testing in a laboratory. We have pictures to display of cell morphology, bacteria, viruses, etc. Another activity that we will have set up are streaking of agar plates for bacterial growth. There will be no live organisms present in the protection of us and everyone else. We will also have a laptop set up with a powerpoint slide show of more pictures relating to a medical laboratory. We hope to have students engage in our fun activities and provide an exciting learning experience to help students decide on their careers in the future.

UNF Physics / #popscope

Safely viewing the Sun and information about astronomy

FSCJ chemistry club

Comparing hydrogen, oxygen and a hydrogen oxygen mixture by igniting balloons.

A starch/water mixture; creating an oobleck mixture.

Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Giving a science presentation on Autoimmunity

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