Super Science Saturday Ridgewood: Super Science Saturday, Northern New Jersey’s largest science spectacular, returns for its 31st year on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. Super Science Saturday is for science fans of all ages. Admission is free and refreshments are available.
The Liberty Science Center “Dose of Gross” presentation begins at 9:30 am and explains the important reasons why the human body carries out many unpleasant functions. Other special presentations include the Pascack Pi-oneers, who will demonstrate their award-winning large-scale robots, a workshop on aeronautics by the Society of Women Engineers from Vaughn College of Aeronautical Engineering, and Dr. Don R. Mueller, known as Professor Tennis, who has a 130 mph tennis serve, will show how using the principles of physics can revolutionize your tennis game, as well as softball pitch and football throw.
New to this year’s Super Science Saturday is the Experience Zone where young visitors can safely perform hands-on science experiments under careful supervision. The Experience Zone is located next to the Hall of Science, where students of all ages can exhibit their own science projects. Among other new exhibitors this year are area Boy Scouts who will help visitors determine the best designs for maximum-velocity Pinewood Derby cars. High school students also will be on hand to demonstrate the capabilities of 3D printers and unique designs for football helmets aimed at reducing head injury.
Visitors of all ages can get in touch with their inner inventor at Ridgewood High School’s Maker Space, and enjoy interactive exhibits from dozens of professional and amateur scientists in astronomy, health and medicine, the environment, robotics, and animal science–from the warm and furry to the cool and scaly.
Super Science Saturday Ridgewood will again feature such traditional favorites as “The 30-Foot Egg Drop Challenge,” “The Great Paper Airplane Contest,” and the grand finale—live model rocket launches on the high school football field at 1:30 pm.
For more information, including ideas for science presentations or to sign up to exhibit, visit www.supersciencesaturday.org.