The second Friday of the month, September through May, teens 13-18 are invited to the free Open Minds: Teen Science Café at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 East Franklin Street.
You’ll get to meet scientists and listen to them talk about their work, meet other teens interested in science, and enjoy pizza or another treat.
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. with pizza (or another treat), followed by discussions and activities at 6 p.m. The program may end any time from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., depending on the scheduled activities.
Morehead is partnering with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. These teen science events are funded by a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation.
Here’s what’s going on Friday, March 9th:
Neuroscience college students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have designed an escape room in a box to help students explore neuroscience in a fun and interactive way. Escape rooms utilize hypothesis testing and experimental design skills. Students will use problem solving skills to find a cure to a neurological disease.
“There has been an outbreak of a virus across the US! The virus is known as “Giggluenza” and attacks the brain and leads to uncontrollable laughter. The CDC has searched day and night for an answer with no success, so they are turning to you, leading neuroscience researchers, to find the cure! Try your go at hypothesis testing and experimental design to see if you can find the cure. If you don’t find the cure in the next 30 minutes, then you will be infected so work quickly!”