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Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Pier 15 | 698 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111



Bay Area Science Events

This event is curated by the Bay Area Science Festival as part of their year-round calendar of science events.

The festival takes place each fall with 10 days of science and technology lectures, games, exhibits, workshops and hands-on activities all over the Bay Area. 

> Find tons more Bay Area science events at bayareascience.org

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Bay Area Science Events

Kids and families are invited to learn about the fascinating world of chemistry through hands-on, age-appropriate activities at the Exploratorium . Members of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) local sections and college groups will lead the activities.

The ACS Presidential Outreach Event, “Exploring Our World through Chemistry,” will include eight tables of hands-on activities and demonstrations, such as:

  • Starch Search: Discover which foods contain starch and which do not. Using chemistry, they will test for the molecule in foods using the same detector pens used to distinguish counterfeit dollar bills, which contain starch, from real money.
  • Colorful Lather Printing: Make your own art using chemistry. Learn how the properties of paper, soap and water can be used to create beautiful marbled patterns.
  • Iron for Breakfast: Is your cereal magnetic? Come and see. Using strong magnets, they will pull iron, an essential nutrient, from breakfast cereals. Kids and parents alike are amazed at the amounts of this element that can be found in delicious food.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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Venue: Pier 15
Address: 698 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
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