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Extreme Weather Week

November 19-24

Storms, lightning, tornadoes … oh my!
Weather is one of the most dynamic and complex forces that shapes our planet and affects our daily lives. Get a close-up look at some of the most astonishing and intense natural phenomena in this week dedicated to Extreme Weather.


Enjoy these extreme activities:

  • discover how temperature change affects the formation of clouds and watch a foggy mist appear right before your eyes
  • get a charge out of seeing how lightning forms during a thunderstorm
  • whip up a storm as you create a tornado in a bottle
  • learn how meteorologists measure wind speed with an anemometer
  • experiment with lasers and thermochromic paper to discover the invisible world of infrared heat
  • watch as snow forms instantly in your hand using a special polymer - even at room temperature

Extreme Weather with the Ohio Department of Transportation

Saturday, November 23, 10am – 5pm

Learn how the experts prepare for winter weather with ODOT. Get up close to a snow plow, program an electronic sign with a custom message, try on safety gear, discover how salt melts snow and ice and take part in other hands-on activities.

Special Offer for Teachers

Are you an educator? Bring your class to Imagination Station for a field trip during this week and be entered to win a Workshop on Wheels!

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Upcoming events, activities and workshops:

Mini Explorers: Sound

  • Dates: 19 Nov, 2019

November 2019
Work together to plan and carry out investigations to identify mystery sounds, design and build an instrument using everyday materials, and learn about the science of sound using your sense of sight.

Tuesday, November 5 or 19

General Public
1 – 2:15 pm or 2:30 – 3:45pm
Cost: Free with admission to the science center


Partners

4 – 5:15pm
Cost: Free to participating schools

Saturday, November 23

General Public
1 – 2:15pm
Cost: Free with admission to the science center