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Super Science Saturday – Fun and Learning for the Whole Family on March 9

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Super Science Saturday – Fun and Learning for the Whole Family on March 9

Whether your interests range from robotics, to auto-guided planes or hatching baby chicks, Super Science Saturday features interesting exhibits for everyone. This celebration of science and technology, now in its 25th year, will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue.Admission is free.

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New exhibits this year include how solar energy works, demonstrations on polymer chemistry, rockets powered by Alka Seltzer, displays of gliders from the Bergen County Academy of Model Aeronautics and the Ridgewood High School orchestra showcasing the science behind musical instruments. Other highlights include a Franklin Institute show on “Life in Space,” hundreds of exhibits and demonstrations, the “Great Paper Airplane Contest,” the Bergen Community College solar telescope and model rocket launches on the high school football field.

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A special guest this year will be Amy Freeze, meteorologist with WABC-TV in New York. She will demonstrate how scientists measure atmospheric pressure, wind currents and other factors to make weather predictions.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Super Science Saturday has a special activity this year: attendees are invited to participate in a 25-foot egg drop contest. Attendees of all ages will be supplied with kits, which they can use to protect their eggs from breaking on
impact.

Each year, Super Science Saturday attracts hundreds of student exhibitors, and interactive demonstrations from dozens of amateur and professional scientists. Students from any school system, as well as adult hobbyists and professional scientists, are invited to share their love of science with the community.

Started by a Ridgewood science teacher and a handful of students and parents in 1987,Super Science Saturday is a non-competitive event designed for fun, understanding and appreciation of science and technology in our daily lives.

Super Science Saturday is funded by The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood’s not-for-profit hospital, and Ridgewood Education Foundation, which provides grants to enhance and support the quality of education in Ridgewood public schools.


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