Colorado Center for the Blind
Take Charge with Confidence and Self-Reliance

Weather, Robots and Chemistry: Summer Science Seminar is Saturday!

Jamie (bottom right) holding the rocket with a group of CCB youth launching water rockets

Water Rockets were a big splash during last summers science seminar.

Blind people can and are scientists, even though too often blind youth are discouraged or set off to the side in science classes. With that in mind, each year we conduct a Saturday Science Seminar in conjunction with our summer programs. It’s not exclusive, however, as blind youth are invited whether or not they’re in this year’s summer programs.

So please join us for 3 fun filled and educational sessions in an array of sciences.

When and Where?

Saturday July 22nd from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. We will be providing lunch so please RSVP to Brent by July 20th. Email him at bbatron@cocenter.org or by phone 303-778-1130 x 222.

What?

We’ll break participants up into three groups, and each group will get a chance to go to all three of the science activities offered:

Robotics

Learn about mechanical advantage and gear ratios and more when your group assembles a Lego Mindstorm robot to drive across the floor.
Trevor Settles, B.S. Physics

Meteorology

Experience cloud formation, the Bernoulli Effect and other weather phenomena related to the weather.
Ashley Neybert, B.S. in Chemistry

Chemistry

Use the talking LabQuest during an Introduction to basic chemistry and using accessible technology to take visual measurements using non-visual methods.
Dr. April Hill Associate Professor, Director of Criminalistics
Department of Chemistry
Metropolitan State University of Denver

Come and have some science fun!

Similar posts
  • It’s not 30 years of the Ice Cr... Yesterday we gathered 106 people into the meeting room for an ice cream social. It’s an event we hold every June because of course it’s summer and it’s hot and so ice cream tastes great!. But we also do it to mark how exciting June can be with our usual Independence Training Students and staff… Continue Reading It’s [...]
  • Blind people need to know about color... That was one of the first lessons of the first day of summer for Confidence Camp kids this morning. “If someone asks you what your backpack looks like, what are you going to tell them?” the lesson continued. Yes, Monday began with learning for the 10 5 to 12-year-olds. It went on from there, including… Continue Reading Blind [...]
  • Celebrate Spring with FAST Friday Fun... The entire family is welcome to come and enjoy FAST Friday Fun and Games on May 11 at 5:30 with staff and students at the Colorado Center for the Blind. This will be an active FAST Friday. We will be getting out and enjoying the beautiful spring weather, playing some kickball, string ball, learning to… Continue Reading Celebrate [...]
  • Technology Giveaway in Memory of Form... We want to tell people about the Megan Bening Memorial Fund Technology Giveaway by the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC) because it will put over $10,000 of technology into the hands of blind and low vision students. But we also want to tell you about it because Megan Bening was one of… Continue Reading Technology [...]
  • #FAST Friday to Explore the Stars wit... Whirling overhead at all times are stars, planets – whole galaxies. Humans have always wondered at them and about them. Blindness is no impediment to curiosity, including in the area of astronomy, nor is their any reason blind people can’t learn much in this field, often thought to be too visual. Some have even become… Continue Reading #FAST [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent News



















See More Posts »

Visit us on:

FacebookTwitterYouTube

Contact the Center

Email: ccb@cocenter.org
Phone: 303.778.1130
Fax: 303.778.1598

2233 West Shepperd Ave
Littleton CO
80120

More Contact Details »