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Orlando Science Center's Curtis Kinetic Science Competition is a science competition geared toward fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders which allows students to use their creativity and science knowledge to win money for their science class or club.

The competition fosters teamwork and hands-on learning while motivating students to stretch the capacity of their imaginations by transforming ordinary and found objects into a kinetic sculpture. The Curtis Kinetic Science Competition focuses on Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science including energy, force and motion, and the nature of science.

Projects resemble those made famous by American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Machines are assembled using household, store-bought and disposed-of items and are designed to perform a simple task in complex fashion. By utilizing kinetic energy, a single action sets events in motion that result in a domino effect.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez Photography


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Live from Orlando, it's Science Night Live!

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s adults-only event, featured world-renowned forensics experts as they demystified the forensic sciences. In addition to having access to all four floors including the observatory, guests also conducted their own crime scene investigations in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory as they took on the role of forensics expert and put together clues using techniques from various forensic science disciplines.

Join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, June 6, 2015!

Photo Credit: PME Photography


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At the first Young Maker Workshop of 2015 guests created their own wearable tech in the form of e-textiles!

Also known as electronic textiles, smart textiles or smart fabrics, e-textiles are fabrics that enable digital components and electronics to be embedded in them. Many intelligent clothing, smart clothing, wearable technology and wearable computing projects involve the use of e-textiles.

Using conductive string, fabric, LED lights and batteries, guests fashioned a light-up cuff bracelet to wear themselves or to give to their valentine.


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Celebrities in the World of Forensics Converge at Science Night Live

Producer of TV series “Bones” and Orlando’s Dr. G Headline Orlando Science Center’s 60th Anniversary Kickoff
Saturday, Feb. 21; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 9, 2015) — Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The first SNL of the year features celebrity scientists including world-famous Dr. Henry Lee, local favorite Jan Garavaglia, M.D. (aka Dr. G), the producer of the TV series “Bones” Dr. Kathy Reichs and more as they demystify the forensic sciences. This event is the kickoff to Orlando Science Center’s 60th anniversary celebration.

In addition, visitors can view stars and planets from the Crosby Observatory; conduct their own crime scene investigations in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; explore hands-on exhibits and so much more!

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The results are in! The winning team of the second annual Otronicon Game Jam is... Sandwiches are Delicious!

Each winning team member received their own Intel® RealSense™ Technology development kit. Thank you to all the presenting organizations: the University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design, Intel® RealSense™ Technology, E2i Creative Studio and Chronospien Interactive.


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