Grassroots Science News Summer 2017

Jerry Blackwelder

Catawba Science Center  Introduces Gross Labs Exhibit in Hickory, NC

A new exhibit has opened allowing students to play the role of scientists, giving them the opportunity to use the same science and technology skills required for real world STEM careers.

Despite the humorous and gross-themed job titles, visiting students will apply for jobs at Gross Labs, jobs like “Poop Analyzer” and “Snot Surveyor.” 

The Catawba Science Center, a 35,000 sq. ft. science technology children’s museum, also offers hands-on exhibits, salt and freshwater aquarium galleries, and a state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater.

More information is available at or by calling (828) 322 8169. 

Discovery Place Science Opens New Innovation Exhibit and Lab

Put on your thinking caps because Discovery Place Science has unveiled two new experiences on Level 3 of its uptown Charlotte location including the Thinker Lab.

The new Innovation and Design Exhibition, entitled Think It Up, is a re-imagination of the popular exhibition with new and updated exhibits allowing students to experiment, collaborate and learn-by-doing through fabrication stations and interactive experiences. The interactive Thinker Lab encourages students to take risks and experiment with new tools and materials to
create something from scratch. 

For more information visit Discovery Place Science at or call (704) 372-6261. 

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Extends Race in America Exhibit

The award-winning exhibition Race:  Are We So Different? will be on display at the North Carolina

Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh through October 22. 

The exhibit explores the ideas of everyday experiences living with race, its history as an idea, and the findings of modern science that are challenging its foundations. Interactive components, artifacts, iconic graphic displays, and thought-provoking questions offer students an
eye-opening look at this important subject matter. 

Your students can also explore genetics and biology, play the game of life, read blogs and take quizzes. 

For more information visit or call (919) 707-9800.



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