Science with Cy

December 7, 2019, 2:00-3:30pm | Ames Public Library

Want to see a magnet defy gravity and float midair—or learn how blood is a lot like a superhero?

The Ames Public Library and ISU English Department invite the public to attend an afternoon of science fair fun on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the library’s Farwell T. Brown Auditorium.  From 2:00-3:30 p.m., Iowa State University science students will present a variety of interactive science displays on topics ranging from the many wonders of the world’s coral reefs, to how to communicate like various animals. Plus, don’t miss a chance to catch up with Scientist Cy from 2:15-3:15 p.m.!

Other featured science fair topics will include:

  • Biosecurity: Learn how to keep yourself and animals healthy.
  • Fire Ecology: Learn why fire isn’t always a ‘villain.’
  • Heredity: Learn what you’re made of, including traits like eye and hair color.
  • Microbes: Learn how creepy-crawly microorganisms become world travelers.

This event was inspired by the English Department’s English 312: Biological Communication course and its efforts to teach science students how to communicate their fields of study to different audiences, especially the public.