The Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society and the University of Nebraska Medical Center are teaming up again for this week’s Nebraska Science Festival. The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum near Ashland is again partnering with the festival and will feature a fun event this Saturday. Spokesperson Deb Hermann They are hosting a SciPop Interactive exhibit.
Hermann says, “It is really about the mystery and illusion of some pop culture icons such as Harry Potter and comic book heroes like Superman. We’ll have a couple of scientists here who will be able to demonstrate if it is real or not real.”
Guests are encouraged to dress up as their favorite super hero or Harry Potter character. There will be live action roll play and hands-on activities. Topics include the herbology of Harry potter, explore cloaking devices and play with shape shifting elements used by comic book heroes and villains.
University of Nebraska scientists will also conduct several demonstrations on the magic and mystery of chemistry and physics in our world and beyond. Professor Rebecca Lai will talk about Harry Potter fantastic beasts and where to find them among us. Professor Mark Griep and Professor Dan Claes will demonstrate rocket science chemistry and physics.
There are also make and take projects for the first 500 children that include invisible ink potion, comic book creation and can analyze alien slime.
The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and admission for children 12 and under is at no charge.