• Science Saturdays

    Science Smorgasbord

    Science Smorgasbord

    Student learned several biological and chemical concepts, including why Mentos can cause coke exciting geysers.

    Mathematics in the Cards

    Mathematics in the Cards

    Student learned several mathematical concepts through learning magic tricks with playing cards.

    Finding Nemo

    Finding Nemo

    Students collected fish samples from a creek around UWA campus, returned to the laboratory and identified Sumter County fish communities.

    Underwater Bugs

    Underwater Bugs: More than Fish Food?

    Dr. Kevin Morse teaches students the importance of aquatic insects, what they tell us about water quality, and how to identify them.

    Brainiac

    Brainiac!

    Dr. Jeffery Merida is showing students how to dissect and idenitfy different parts of a sheep brain.

    Autumn Butterflies

    Autumn Butterflies

    After a butterfly hunt at the UWA Nature Trails, students are having fun racing!

    Anatomy of a Heart

    Anatomy of the Heart

    A student is dissecting a pig heart and identifying different structures within the heart!

    Cabbage

    Cabbage Chemistry

    Making amazing color changing liquid using cabbage!

    Cool It

    Cool it!

    Students are converting water to ice and looking at the formation of ice crystals.

    Archaeology

    Dig Archaeology

    Student learned how archaeologists study the past. A student working with archaeological samples from the eighteenth-century collected from the Fort Tombecbe, Alabama.

    Microlife

    Microlife

    See a microscopic world in a drop of water.

    Archaeology

    Dig Archaeology

    Student learned how archaeologists study the past. A student working with archaeological samples from the eighteenth-century collected from the Fort Tombecbe, Alabama.

    Bluebird

    Blueprint for Bluebirds

    Students built bird houses to feed wild birds.

    Butterfly

    Butterfly Walk

    Dr. Rindsberg leading a nature walk on the UWA campus to teach about butterfly behavior and identification.

    Kandinsky

    Kandinsky Did, Can You?

    Learning about the use of geometrical elements in a painting like Wassily Kandinsky did. Students create their own paintings using shapes, angles, lines and curves.

    Microscale Ag

    Microscale Ag

    After learning how to grow fresh organic produce and the science behind agricultural production, students are picking fresh organic produce!

    Whatwentby

    What Went By?

    Learning how to trace animal prints in the wild.

    Life in Streams

    Life in Streams

    Dr. McCall accompanied students to local stream where the fishes were collected and examined in the laboratory.

    Pattern and Fun

    Pattern and Fun

    Students learn how to recognize, generalize and use different patterns that exist in numbers and in shapes.

  • UWA’s Science Saturdays outreach activities were initiated in 2009. The program aims to encourage children to develop a love for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at an early age. The program provides students in elementary, middle, and high schools in and around Sumter County, Alabama, with opportunities to experience hands-on learning activities in science. Science Saturdays activities are held three times during each Fall and Spring semester. Faculty members from the University’s College of Natural Science and Mathematics host science exploration projects through a variety of activities such as, "What Went By?” to learn how to trace animal footprints, and “Dr. Frankenstein" to learn about human anatomy. Science Saturdays activities are free of charge and are open to all children in the appropriate age groups advertised for each event. There is, however, a limit of 25 children per activity, so early registration is encouraged.