The Central Colorado Humanists are hosting a free to attend Science Sunday on December 23 at the Scout Hut, 210 E. Sackett Ave., in Salida’s River Park. The event is open to children ages six to13, and parents are welcome to attend with their children. Science Sunday is scheduled to run from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
The event is inspired by famous 19th century scientist Michael Faraday, and his desire to share scientific knowledge with children. Greg Justis, a former science teacher, will be leading the demonstrations. A national and state awards recipient for science education, Justis now leads science lessons for the Boys and Girls Club in Chaffee County.
Science Sunday will feature the electric motor and its functions. Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with magnets and learn about magnetic fields; observe the world’s “simplest electric train”; listen to a description of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and see a demonstration of the Europa Rover.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided for all in attendance following the science demonstrations.