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Whirl a cup of water over your head without getting wet:

KidsCorner Water Whirlers

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STEM Day at the Florida Capitol was a huge success!

On March 5, 2014, Orlando Science Center and partners including Lockheed Martin, Florida State University's National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa), STEM Sim Ex, FIRST and Team Orlando converged in Tallahassee to facilitate discussion with state legislators; engage them in active participation of hands-on STEM activities; and promote the value of science centers and strategic partnerships as a tool to inspire and encourage our youth to pursue STEM careers.

Collaboration between science centers, schools and industry are vital to filling the STEM pipeline with a comprehensive approach from cradle to career.

Among the legislators pictured are Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Rep. Jason T. Brodeur, Rep. David Santiago and Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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Learn about how we’re impacted by air pressure:

KidsCorner BeakmansCard

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On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, Orlando Science Center and partners will take to the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee to highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education and how strategic partnerships can build the pipeline for tomorrow's technology workers today.

Joining Orlando Science Center is Lockheed Martin, Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa), Florida State University, First Robotics, STEM Sim Ex and Team Orlando. Participants will set up in the courtyard and inside the Capitol building with experiments, flight simulators and more. State legislators will be engaged in hands-on activities while discussing the importance of STEM learning in growing Florida's technological workforce.

Watch the video below to see how science centers, education and industry are crucial to building the STEM pipeline.


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Learn first-hand how rain drops are created:

KidsCorner Storm on a Dessert Spoon

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Create your own colorful insect:

KidsCorner Tissue Paper Butterflies

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Students brought out their inner Wayne Szalinski at the 2014 Kinetic Challenge! Szalinski, of course, was the eccentric inventor from “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” who built Rube Goldberg-inspired contraptions.

While these fifth through eighth graders weren’t creating shrink rays, they were transforming ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. Prizes including $500 for Best in Fair! Congratulations to our winners!


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