Science Expeditions 2013 Exploration Stations

Exploration stations are hands-on activities for kids and families that invite visitors to experience science as exploring the unknown, develop their science knowledge, and learn about the fascinating research happening every day at the University of Wisconsin. They are hosted by many members of the campus scientific community, including students, faculty, and staff.

This year we will have two days of Exploration Stations. The first day will be at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (330 N. Orchard St.), on April 6th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and the second day will occur at the Health Sciences Learning Center (750 Highland Ave.), on April 7th, also from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Print off a list of ALL the Exploration Stations and their descriptions!

Saturday at WID

  • A Squid that Glows in the Night
  • Alcohol Causes Birth Defects
  • Berry, Berry ExtraorDNAiry: DNA and the Code of Life
  • Biodiversity in Action
  • Brain Power!
  • Cotton Candy: Liquid or Solid?
  • Counterfactual Drawing Jam
  • Cows Turn Grass into Milk
  • Cranberries: the native American Fruit
  • Different Ways of Seeing
  • Discovery Walk
  • Engineering EXPO: Penny Barges
  • Explore South Pole Science
  • Explore Toxicology
  • Exploring The hidden sugars in your food
  • Fields of Fuel
  • Genetics & You: How Much Do you Know about DNA?
  • Hear, See, Taste, Touch, Smell: Plants and Your Five Senses!
  • Heartland Farm Sanctuary-Farm Animal Rescue
  • How Human are You?
  • Human Factors and You
  • Insect Ambassadors
  • Interactive Demonstration on Temperature and Volume Expansion
  • Make your own “Seed Bomb”: Exploding into Native Plant Gardening
  • Making Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • Nanogold Sensors
  • Plants and Bacteria: Perfect Partners
  • Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Species Hybridization
  • Spell Your Name in Genetic Code!
  • Take a Guided Tour Through a Specimen
  • Take the Hypothermia Challenge
  • The Body’s Super Heroes: Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • The Incredible Surface of Water
  • UW Soil Science: Dig It!
  • What is More Sustainable? Finding Meaning in Sustainability
  • What is the Buzz About?
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • WI Geology In the News
  • Wisconsin Archaeology: Artifacts from Our State and a chance to Hunt a Mastodon
  • Wisconsin Robotics

Sunday at HSLC

  • Anatomic Radiology Correlations & Anatomy Browser: Become an Anatomist and test your amazing voyage skills
  • Arias, Acrobatics & the Airway: The Super Larynx
  • Carbon Footprints & Deforestation
  • Child Emotion Research Lab
  • Ebling Library For the Health Sciences
  • Electric Ears & How We Hear
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Genetics & You: How Much Do you Know about DNA?
  • Interactive Demonstration on Temperature and Volume Expansion
  • Madison College’s Stem Cell Technology Certificate Program
  • Microbial Communities from Within
  • Nanogold Sensors
  • Passaging Stem Cells
  • Plant Cell Microscopy: Extaordinary Views of Ordinary Plants
  • Take a Guided Tour through a Specimen
  • The Health Benefits of Chocolate
  • The Swallowing Challenge
  • Use of Ultrasound for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
  • UW Health Clinical Simulation Program
  • UW Med Flight: High Tech Lifesaving Equipment
  • What is more Sustainability? Finding meaning in Sustainability

till not sure? Check out the exploration stations from 2012 and 2011!

Keep checking in for updates on the many wonderful exploration stations!

Do you have an exploration station that you would like to share? Sign up here to be part of this fun day!