When: January 20 | 11AM – 4PM
Cost: Included with general admission
Join us on January 20 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. This 200-year-old science fiction story has amazing resonance in our technological age and surely, Mary Shelley was an early STEMinista!
Frankenstein200 is designed to foster interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), develop 21st-century skills with digital tools, and increase understanding, ability, and feelings of efficacy around science-in-society issues. Visit MiSci to participate in these hands-on, interactive activities:
- -Automata: make an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing
-Battery Stack: make a voltaic pile, the first kind of battery
-Dough Creature: make a creature out of conductive dough and use it to create an electrical circuit
-Frankentoy: make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys
-Monster Mask: make a mask with a special feature – an LED bulb that lights up
-Scribble Bots: make a toy bot with a surprising ability – it scribbles on a sheet of paper
-Spark of Life: create a battery from two kinds of metal
Frankenstein200 was created by Arizona State University under a grant from the National Science Foundation and made possible by the contributions of 51 museum partners across the nation.