ACCHaoS en Español

​Students from Magellan International School: Front row: Anishka, Shehan, Ben, Second Row: Jennifer Barnett, Mateo, Fernanda, Back row: Victor Solis Missing: Simón, Kinsey​

Students from Magellan International School: Front row: Anishka, Shehan, Ben, Second Row: Jennifer Barnett, Mateo, Fernanda, Back row: Victor Solis Missing: Simón, Kinsey

Announcing our first collaborative adventure! After our visit in the spring 0f 2014, Magellan International School’s science teacher Jennifer Barnett came up with the idea of translating our exhibit signs into Spanish. The 7th grade science students took on the project, and with some help from their Spanish teacher, Victor Solis, these awesome kids had the signs ready to go for this year’s visit with Magellan on April 17th.

What a fantastic addition to our program!

Star Party This Friday – October 24, 2014!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin us from 5:30-9:30 at Austin Community College’s Round Rock campus for a night of science fun for the whole family!

From 5:30-7:00pm, ACCHaoS will be there with all of the exciting hands-on science exhibits for kids, and Austin Planetarium will have planetarium shows in the Discovery Dome.

At 7:00, our own Dr. Jim Heath, ACC professor of astronomy and physics will hold a public talk entitled, “Science: What It Can and Cannot Do.”

Last, but not least, the observing deck will be open to the public for some night sky viewing.

Check out all the details at go.austincc.edu/starparty!

ACCHaoS Visits Westbank Community Library Today!

We’re getting ready to head out to the Westbank Community Library this afternoon for some hands-on science fun.  It’s a short visit – 3pm-4pm – but come out and see us!  Should be fun!

The library is sponsoring hands-on activities every Wednesday during the summer.  Check out their summer schedule at http://www.westbanklibrary.com/event/hands-westbank. Westbank Community Library is located at 1309 Westbank Dr. Austin TX 78746.

 

Science Rocks! at the Austin Public Library

Here’s the info on our upcoming Austin Public Library visit.  Sounds like it’s going to be a really fun time!  Come out and see us!

Science Rocks: Hands-on STEM Fun!

Presented by Discovery Lab @ APL

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Blast off for a day of hands-on math and science activities at the Austin Public Library Science Rocks! on Friday, June 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs DR. Kids will learn about exciting careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) that will help nurture their curiosity of the world around them. Science Rocks! is free and open to kids of all ages and the public in general. For more information please call 512-974-9920 or visit library.austintexas.gov.

Get blown away by the Trailblazer, a 40-foot traveling science venue! Discover The Power of Weather, Space Matters, The Miracle of Medicine, Energy for Tomorrow, Gyroscope, Magical Moments and The Need for Speed all interactive experiments that cultivate a love of science. The Trailblazer is suitable for all ages, but targets 3rd-8th graders. Volunteers stationed throughout the trailer provide explanations and demonstrations. Come, explore and experience this exciting learning experience!

Inside the Library, Austin Community College Hands-on Science (ACCHaoS) will present over 50 interactive science exhibits. ACCHaoS, a free outreach program of the Physical Sciences department at Austin Community College, offers simple and uncomplicated projects with the goal of encouraging participants to think, “Hey, I can make that myself.” Explore, touch and do science yourself! Youth 10 to 17 years old will also have the opportunity to explore science and technology in the Discovery Lab.

Science Rocks! is a Discovery Lab program funded by the Austin Public Library Friends Foundation (APLFF) through a Dell Powering the Possible Youth Connect grant. The Science Rocks Trailblazer is sponsored by the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).

A statewide non-profit organization, TAME provides K-12 programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Special thanks to Austin Community College Hands- on Science (ACCHaoS) for providing interactive activities. ACCHaoS is a hands-on traveling science program that teaches children that there is science involved in everything we do.

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Dell Powering the Possible Learning Grant

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Dell’s Powering the Possible program focuses on four areas of giving including learning, pediatric cancer research, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship. All four programs are designed to give to others through the power to do more, through a combination of Dell technology and solutions as well as Dell resources and know-how. The Dell initiative at the Austin Public Library falls into the Dell Powering the Possible Learning category of Dell funding and is providing youth at the Willie Mae Kirk Branch a jumpstart on learning for life.

Discovery Lab @ Willie Mae Kirk Branch

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The Discovery Lab helps young people develop the skills needed to fully participate in this globalized technological society. The Austin Public Library works with Dell to offer experiences that will help break the cycle of poverty and inequality and remove barriers to education and literacy through providing access to computers, cameras, tablets and software that encourages creative abilities.