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.
Head of the Super Science Saturday Executive Committee