2011 San Diego Science Festival Activities

We will be hosting a booth at the 2011 San Diego Science Festival at Petco Park Mar 26.  The topic of the booth is Sound, and we will have two stations:  “What Does Sound Look Like” will allow kids to make noises into a microphone and see the Amplitude (level meter), wave form (Oscilloscope), and frequency distribution (Spectrograph) in real time.  This will give them an idea of how science uses tools to measure things that might otherwise be invisible.  The other station is “What does hearing loss sound like?” and it will let kids hear music at normal levels, and then at levels simulating what they would hear if they had noise-induced hearing loss due to playing music too loud into their earbuds.

Our booth is in the Western Metal section of the stadium, number WM7.  We will be setting up starting at 8 AM the day of the Expo.  The booth opens at 10 AM, and closes at 5 PM.   We will be staffing the booth in shifts, each shift including at least one adult and 2 kids.

Tentative Booth Schedule:

8:00 – 10:00 Set up, decorate.  Tom, Dianne, plus helpers

10:00 – 11:30 Kevin

11:30 – 1:00 Maria

1:00 – 2:30 Tanya

2:30 – 4:00 Zoom

4:00 – 5:00 ???

5:00 Tear down and load out.

Here is the full info about our booth and the festival policies.