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Super Science Saturday: March 2 at Ridgewood High School

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Super Science Saturday, hailed as the “Greatest Science Extravaganza in Northern New Jersey,” brings fun and excitement to science through professional presenters and student projects. As a joint project of the Ridgewood Board of Education and the Super Science Saturday Volunteer Committee, we aim to bring all science lovers together for a day of fun and learning for all ages.

In an effort to make Super Science Saturday an even better experience, we have changed venues to Ridgewood High School, giving more space for student presenters in our “Hall of Science.” Our adult presenters will also have generous space throughout hallways, the Cafeteria, and the Campus Center.

Super Science Saturday will appeal to everyone from the casual observer to the aspiring scientists. Most of all, we hope to spark an interest in science among children, showing them the wonders of science. Through interactive exhibits such as a wheelchair maze, live animals, and demonstrations of chocolate making to more complex brain wiring demonstrations, Super Science Saturday will satisfy the scientific appetite of everyone.

We encourage everyone to join the fun! Check out our volunteer page to learn about getting involved. This day cannot happen without the support of dedicated volunteers. Sign up now and make this Super Science Saturday one to remember.

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Super Science Saturday Challenge 2048 Due Today by 5pm

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February 23,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Super Science Saturday is celebrating its 30th year of challenging students and adult alike to think widely about how science is involved in all parts of our lives.

Join the fun and complete the challenge by submitting how you imagine any aspect of American home life in 2048! From an update to a common appliance, to imagining what robots might do at home, to rethinking how we all travel to and from home – submit to Super Science Saturday any aspect of how you imagine home life of the future!

Eligibility: The contest is open to anyone of all ages.
Judging Age Categories:
Elementary School
Middle School
High School + Adults
Announcing the Winners: One winner will be chosen from each age category and will be revealed at Super Science Saturday! If you can’t make the day, we will announce and share your winning entry and contact you based on the information you submit.

The Challenge Details:
We’re looking for science inspired submissions which shows how you imagine some aspect of the Home of 2048
Please be creative! All entries require a short, written description of what you imagine the future home to be like. Please submit at least a few sentences describing your idea and how it might change the home of the future.
Use the form below to submit any additional materials that show what the future will be like. While there are no requirements for additional materials beyond your written description – we encourage everyone to both upload and present at Super Science Saturday photos, drawings, diagrams, dioramas or other creative ways to bring your future vision to life!
Two Ways to Participate:
Present Your Home of the Future at Super Science Saturday 30!
Click on this option below to enter your submission for judging and reserve your presenting space. Deadline: Thursday, March 1st @ 5pm
Have Your Home of 2048 Displayed at Super Science Saturday 30!
Click on this option below to enter your submission for judging and have your idea displayed at Super Science Saturday without presenting. Deadline: Friday, February 23rd at 5pm http://supersciencesaturday.org/town-challenge.php

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Ridgewood’s Super Science Saturday : There is no denying Science is super

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Science is super

To the Editor:

Science and technology inspire us to ask insightful questions and get amazing answers. This month, many students are working hard on wonderful exhibits showing the results of their own experiments at school science fairs throughout Northern New Jersey.

Super Science Saturday was founded 28 years ago to bring together student science exhibits from many different schools to encourage learning about and appreciation of science and technology in our daily lives. Professional scientists also have joined in with their own interactive exhibits and shows.

Student science exhibits remain a vital part of Super Science Saturday and show the broad interests, creativity and knowledge of Northern New Jersey students. Several generations of students fondly remember attending and exhibiting at the event.

In that spirit, the Super Science Saturday all-volunteer Executive Committee again invites students to showcase their exhibits at our 28th annual, award-winning event from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood.

Billed as “Northern New Jersey’s biggest science extravaganza,” Super Science Saturday is a free, non-competitive event that recently won a prestigious New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Award for encouraging the “Advancement of Invention and Process,” among students of all ages.

Students from any school or who are home-schooled are welcome to exhibit. Signing up and bringing exhibits to Super Science Saturday is free, easy and convenient. Exhibits may be brought to Ridgewood High School from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, or starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, the day of the event. Volunteers will be there to help you find your exhibit space. Parents can sign up at supersciencesaturday.org so we can reserve a space for their student’s exhibit.

Students do not need to stay with their exhibits for the entire event. They can enjoy the 9:30 a.m. show by special guest “Thomas Edison” (wonderfully played by actor Patrick Garner of Montclair), witness interactive exhibits of robotics, wind energy and drone racing, and see a live video presentation of arctic core sampling and what it tells us about the earth’s climate history. There also are ever-popular events, such as the Great Paper Airplane Fly-off, 28-foot Egg Drop Challenge and model rocket launches, and interactive exhibits by 60 amateur and professional scientists.

Through Super Science Saturday, students can showcase their science projects to a much larger audience and be inspired by all of the educational and fun shows and exhibits at the event. For more information on Super Science Saturday, please visit supersciencesaturday.org.

MichaelAaron Flicker

Head of the Super Science Saturday Executive Committee

http://www.northjersey.com/opinion/opinion-letters-to-the-editor/ridgewood-letter-science-is-super-1.1514613

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Super Science Saturday exhibits science and technology in Ridgewood

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BY MATTHEW SCHNEIDER
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

RIDGEWOOD – An award-winning Ridgewood tradition, Super Science Saturday (SSS), is ready to educate and inspire community members of all ages.

The event, which is being held on Feb. 27 for the 28th straight year, will feature professional presenters and student projects, according to its website.

This popular village event received an award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame last October.

“SSS is an annual science exhibition that brings students at all grade levels and adults together to experience the wonder and excitement of science and technology in our daily lives,” said Mary Ann Copp, a member of the SSS Executive Committee. “Since its founding in 1988 by former Ben Franklin [Middle School] science teacher Jim Wallace, SSS is fun [makes science approachable and understandable], free [for anyone to attend] and non-competitive. Any student and adult can exhibit just by registering in advance.”

This year’s version of SSS will have a “special interactive show” featuring an actor playing Thomas Edison, Copp said, noting that the Edison show will begin at 9:30 a.m.

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/clubs-and-service-organizations/exhibits-explore-science-projects-1.1514640

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Ridgewood Schools Presents SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY on FEBRUARY 27

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SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY IS FEBRUARY 27

Super Science Saturday 2016, the celebration of science and technology in our daily lives, returns for its twenty-seventh year on Saturday, February 27, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue. Admission is free. Students are invited to sign up and exhibit at www.supersciencesaturday.org.

Admission is Free

The three-session presenters’ workshop begins on Thursday, February 4 and continues on February 11 and 25, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. The cost is $20. Click here for workshop details and registration information.

Full details of the day, including registration forms, can be found on the Super Science Saturday website atwww.supersciencesaturday.org.

Click here for the latest Super Science Saturday flyer.

Super Science Saturday is proudly presented by The Foundation  (http://www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org/) and  the Valley Hospital (http://www.valleyhealth.com/).

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Ridgewood’s Super Science Saturday : Be Part of Super Science Saturday’s Award-Winning Day

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December 14,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Find out first-hand why Super Science Saturday, the biggest science and technology exhibition in Northern New Jersey, has won a prestigious award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame.

Science professionals, parents, teachers and students are all welcome to play a role in making this award-winning event an even bigger success in 2016. Super Science Saturday welcomes new members for the all-volunteer Executive Committee that is planning the next exhibition, scheduled for February 27 at Ridgewood High School.

There also are a variety of other volunteer opportunities for those who are passionate about science and technology and want to be involved in a high-impact program like Super Science Saturday– from helping spread the word about this award-winning exhibition, coordinating with new adult and student presenters or just assisting on the day

The 28th annual Super Science Saturday is a particularly special event, as the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIOF) recently recognized Super Science Saturday for its

“Advancement of Invention & Process.” This award recognized Super Science Saturday for creating and sustaining this annual half-day exhibition, which showcases the marvels of science and technology for attendees of all ages.

NJIHOF honors inventors whose lifetime work has contributed significantly to the prosperity of New Jersey. Inaugural award winners include Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison. Over the years, NJIOF has recognized Nobel Laureates and prominent researchers in many fields, including those who have pioneered life-saving drugs, and contributed to advanced communications technology, astrophysics and NASA missions.

Super Science Saturday’s Executive Committee is proud to be recognized along with such distinguished award-winners.

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Super Science Saturday Receives Prestigious Award

Super Science Saturday Receives Prestigious Award

Photo: (L) MichaelAaron Flicker and former RPS science teacher Jim Wallace accepted the award on behalf of the SSS Executive Committee

Super Science Saturday Receives Prestigious Award
November 13,2015
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Super Science Saturday, founded by former RPS science teacher Jim Wallace in 1988 and continued by RHS 2001 graduate MichaelAaron Flicker, received the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Advancement of Invention & Process Award at a banquet held in Hoboken in October. The award was presented to Jim and Michael Aaron for creating and sustaining the “Super Science Saturday” extravaganza that exposes children to the marvels of science. The two honorees received the honor on behalf of the Super Science Saturday all-volunteer Executive Committee.

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Super Science Saturday returns to Ridgewood

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Super Science Saturday returns to Ridgewood

February 6, 2015    Last updated: Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:31 AM
The Ridgewood New

Super Science Saturday, the annual celebration of science and technology, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Ridgewood High School. The event, now in its 27th year, is free and open to all members of the public.

Scientists from the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia will present one of the day’s featured shows, “Chemistry,” that demonstrates everything from substances that explode (safely) to chemical “detective work” performed by laboratory scientists. The half-hour show begins at 9:30 a.m. and is presented by former Ridgewood High School graduate Sarah Rowley.

The event also has interactive exhibits from dozens of professional and amateur scientists, including 3D printers, solar telescopes, drones, robotics, the environment, health and medicine, physics and the technology used by Ridgewood’s police, fire and EMT professionals.

http://www.northjersey.com/community-news/science-to-take-center-stage-this-month-1.1265942

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SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY IS COMING FEBRUARY 28

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SUPER SCIENCE SATURDAY IS COMING FEBRUARY 28

The largest science extravaganza in northern New Jersey, this year’s Super Science Saturday will feature the incredible 25-foot egg drop challenge; the traditional great paper airplance contest and the live rocket launch, in addition to project presentations by students.

Admission is Free
Location: RHS
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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1.12.15: Workshop Dates are Announced
A three-session workshop will be held on February 13, 20 and 26 from 4:15-6 p.m. at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. This workshop will provide an opportunity for students to choose a project, set it up and lay it out. Click here for more information.

Full details of the day, including registration forms, can be found on the Super Science Saturday website atwww.supersciencesaturday.org.

Super Science Saturday is proudly presented by The Ridgewood Education Foundation  (http://www.ridgewoodedfoundation.org/) and  Valley Hospital (http://www.valleyhealth.com/).

Click here for the latest Super Science Saturday flyer.

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Super Science Saturday Comes to Ridgewood March 8

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Super Science Saturday Comes to Ridgewood March 8

Crowd Source a World’s Record Idea, See a 3-D Printer and more
At Super Science Saturday on March 8

Ridgewood NJ, Super Science Saturday 2014 returns to Ridgewood on March 8 and is inviting visitors to crowd-source ideas for a world’s record that could be set at next year’s event. This is just one of the many exciting activities at Super Science Saturday, which returns for its 26th year on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue. Admission is free.

Visitors can select from a menu of world-record-setting ideas or submit a creative one of their own. The winning idea will be tested for feasibility of setting a world’s record at Super Science Saturday 2015.

Visitors to this year’s event also can see a 3-D printer at work, and meet special guests, such as America’s first scientist, “Benjamin Franklin,” and WABC-TV NY Meteorologist Amy Freeze.

The day includes a new favorite—a 26-foot egg drop contest—and ever-popular traditions, such as “The Great Paper Airplane Contest” and model rocket launches on the high school football field at 1:20 p.m.

Scientists from the famed Franklin Institute of Philadelphia will present the day’s featured shows—“How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show” at 9:30 a.m. Super Science Saturday also will have interactive exhibits from dozens of professional and amateur scientists, including solar telescopes, robotics, super-cold science, New Jersey’s special environment, health and medicine, chemistry, and the technology used by our police, fire and EMT professionals.

This event, the largest of its kind in Northern new Jersey, encourages students of all ages—from elementary through high school—to exhibit their experiments in the Hall of Science.  There is still room for students from any school district to sign up and exhibit at www.supersciencesaturday.org.

Super Science Saturday is underwritten for the sixth-consecutive year by The Valley Hospital, which provides state-of-the-art medical, emergency and preventive care in Northern New Jersey, and The Foundation, which supports innovative learning programs and enrichment activities for Ridgewood Public Schools.

Students looking for ideas on science presentations can get help at The Ridgewood Public Library’s Youth Section, or go to the “Kid Zone” section of the Super Science Saturday Web site—www.supersciencesaturday.org. To sign up to as a student or professional exhibitor, or to learn more about the event, visit:www.supersciencesaturday.org