Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair 2004

Sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation
BASEF is a registered charity and relies entirely on volunteers and sponsors.

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Activity Day

Friday, April 2nd is Activity Day. You'll be taking part in two of the activities below, one in the morning and one in the afternoon; you'll be asked for your preference on the registration form.

Note that some of the activities have limited enrollment, and sign up will be first-come first-serve. And remember that the "first-come" is based on the date of the last change you made to your project registration, not on the date that you first registered.

Some activities also have minimum enrollment and will be canceled if there aren't enough interested students. You will be enrolled in an alternate activity if necessary.

Activities Available

  1. Skin Care and Make Up Techniques
  2. Casting for Hot Times
  3. Master the Basics - Visual Basic that is!
  4. Come Get a Reaction!!!!!
  5. Darkroom Magic
  6. Hip Hop Dance
  7. Forward, March!
  8. Life of a Servant
  9. Duke It Out at Donna's!
  10. Digital PhotoImaging
  11. It's for the Birds
  12. What Goes Up, Must Come Down
  13. Calling All Stargazers
  14. Let's Get Chemical!
  15. Hamilton Health Sciences Centre - Clinical Pharmacy & Biomed Technology
  16. Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Minds
  17. Hamilton Health Sciences Centre Adventure Maintenance Tour
  18. The Fats of Life
  19. The Haudensaune - People of the Longhouse, Life and Times
  20. An Apple A Day Will Get You Well On Your Way
  21. Psychology: It's your brain!
  22. Me, Myself & I, Career Exploration
  23. Technology in Police Work *** If the Bomb Technician is running, try to keep up! (A view of the various technologies in use by police services.)

Skin Care and Make Up Techniques

Come learn about the science of the skin and the correct products for each skin type. Understanding the composition and functions of the skin allow you to better choose the way you should care for your skin. Weed out the myths from the truths and develop a long-term goal of using what works for you. We will discuss make up tips and the latest fashion trends and demonstrate make up application techniques to enhance your natural beauty

Location:
Mohawk College

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 20

Special Requirements:
Students must submit a completed, signed parental consent form on the day of activity. Students will be provided the Consent Form in their Activity Day registration package.

Sponsored by:
Mohawk College's Faculty of Continuing Education

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Casting for Hot Times

Make a casting of your hand print in molten aluminium and learn how sand moulds are made in the Metal Casting lab at Mohawk.

Location:
Mohawk College

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 10

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
Mohawk College's Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Technology Department

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Master the Basics - Visual Basic that is!

Sign up for Back to Basics and learn how to program in Visual Basic in one of Mohawk College's high-tech labs. You will be able to put your new skills to use and create a fully-functional program! You will also be entered in an Internet Race, where searching for clues will take you to different web sites in a competition against time and your classmates for first prize!

Location:
Mohawk College

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 30

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
Mohawk College, Computer Studies and Information Technology Department

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Come Get a Reaction!!!!!

Join us for a fun and educational session in our chemistry lab to 'turn a nickel into a penny' and make some 'silly putty'. We've got a number of interesting experiments set up to show that you really can have a great reaction to chemistry!

Location:
Mohawk

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 15

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
Mohawk College's Chemical Engineering & Environmental Technology Department

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Darkroom Magic

You will be introduced to the 'magic' of darkroom processing through an orientation of the facilities, discussion of various darkroom techniques and an opportunity to print your own black and white photographs.

Location:
Mohawk College

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 12

Special Requirements:
Bring 35mm black and white negatives (if you don't have any, some will be provided).

Sponsored by:
Mohawk College's Photography & Visual Arts Department

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Hip Hop Dance

Join us for fun and excitement while learning the latest dance steps. Qualified experienced teachers from Tiffany's Dance Elite will teach you how and you will be surprised just how easy it is. www.tiffanysdanceelite.com

Location:
Tiffany's Dance Elite

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 50

Special Requirements:
Bring along dancing or running shoes. No street shoes will be accepted in the studio.

Sponsored by:
Tiffany's Dance Elite

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Forward, March!

The War of 1812 brought the battlefront to the homefront in Upper Canada. In June 1813, 3,000 American troops occupied the Gage house and property. Students relive the experience by becoming 'officers' and 'soldiers' during the Battle of Stoney Creek. The life of a soldier is revealed as students try on reproduction uniforms and, as soldiers, write with quill pens to loved ones in Britain. The legend of young Billy Green the Scout will be also explored. A visit from an uniformed soldier may be possible, subject to scheduling. www.battlefieldhouse.ca

Location:
Battlefield House Museum

When:AM

Max. Capacity: 40

Special Requirements:
Registration open to students enrolled in grades 7-8.

Sponsored by:
Battlefield House Museum

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Life of a Servant

Students will develop an understanding of the daily lives and concerns of members of the community. An interactive tour of Dundurn Castle will focus on what life was like in the mid-nineteenth century for the MacNab family and their servants.

Location:
Dundurn Castle

When:AM

Max. Capacity: 44

Special Requirements:
Registration open to students enrolled in grades 7-10 only.

Sponsored by:
Dundurn Castle

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Duke It Out at Donna's!

Participate in this fun and challenging workout that includes upper and lower body boxing techniques as well as the use of skipping ropes, dynabands and steps. The upbeat music will keep you motivated and energized. Following the workout you will participate in a health and fitness workshop where you will learn proper form and technique for weightlifting. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get the answers to any and all of your fitness and health questions. Time flies when you are 'Duking it out at Donna's'!!!

Location:
Donna's Friends in Fitness

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 40

Special Requirements:
To be comfortable students should bring appropriate gym clothing, running shoes, and a towel. Lockers are available, so you may also want to consider bringing a lock along with you to secure your belongings.

Sponsored by:
Donna's Friends in Fitness

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Digital PhotoImaging

In December 2001, Bochsler PhotoImaging became one of the first totally filmless Commercial Advertising studios in the area. This seminar will demonstrate how products are prepared and photographed and will follow the workflow through assembly and design to the final advertising or display application. For more information about the host, please visit www.bpimaging.com. www.bpimaging.com

Location:
Bochsler PhotoImaging

When:AM

Max. Capacity: 10

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
Bochsler PhotoImaging

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It's for the Birds

The Aviary holds a mixed collection of 300 birds. Join us to see parrots, parakeets, cockatoos, cockatiels, finches and doves, to hear their songs and learn how they live. www.friendsoftheaviary.ca

Location:
Westdale Aviary

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 20

Special Requirements:
Students who suffer from severe allergies or peanut allergies should not sign up.

Sponsored by:
The Friends of the Aviary

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What Goes Up, Must Come Down

In this project students learn about the Law of conservation of energy, and they also learn about the different forms of energy that roller coasters use. This project took an entire afternoon and so its introduction is a bit longer than some of the other projects! The Law of Conservation of energy states that- energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can change from one form to another. Roller coasters generally use two main forms of energy - kinetic energy and potential energy. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion so any moving object has kinetic energy. Potential energy is the energy of things that want to move and have stored energy. A roller coaster starts at the top of a very big hill, so it has lots of potential energy. As it starts to move, its potential energy starts to turn into kinetic energy. The roller coaster moves faster and faster as it moves down the ramp because more and more of its potential energy is being turned into kinetic energy. As it goes up the next hill, the kinetic energy starts to turn back into potential energy and the roller coaster slows down. This process isn't perfect however. Some energy is lost during these processes as sound, friction, heat and sometimes light energies.

Location:
McMaster University

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 60

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
McMaster University's Venture Engineering and Science Department

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Calling All Stargazers

Would you like to know more about constellations including the Dippers and North Star as well as currently visible planets, and daily motions due to Earth's rotation? Would you travel with the help of a slide show to other galaxies starting with the Solar System and extending to external galaxies? Then sign up for the Planetarium show!

Location:
McMaster University

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 46

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
McMaster University, William J. McCallion Planetarium

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Let's Get Chemical!

Join us for some action in our new state-of-the-art laboratory facilities! Along the way, you will have the chance to participate in some experiments and see some exciting demonstrations - guaranteed to provide sound, colour, and lots of fun!

Location:
McMaster University

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 40

Special Requirements:
Students must submit a completed, signed parental consent form on the day of activity. Students will be provided the Consent Form in their Activity Day registration package.

Sponsored by:
McMaster University's Department of Chemistry

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Hamilton Health Sciences Centre - Clinical Pharmacy & Biomed Technology

NBC's E.R. has nothing on the Hamilton Health Sciences. Come see the real thing up-close and personal. Clinical Pharmacy will take you on a guided tour of the McMaster Campus critical care facilities. Get a first-hand look at how cutting-edge medications are prescribed and dispensed. Then swing over to the General Campus for an intense look at the latest electro-medical technologies used to support, save, and improve life. A wide range of biomedical equipment will be on-display. Demonstrations will take place with hands-on interaction.

Location:
Hamilton Health Sciences Centre

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 10

Special Requirements:
Grade 9 to 12

Sponsored by:
The HHSC Biomedical Technology and Clinical Pharmacy Departments

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Sharpen Your Pencils, Sharpen Your Minds

Join the pros in Math and Stats at McMaster to look at some fun math puzzles and gadgets, and to learn some interesting things about geometry and our universe.

Location:
McMaster

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 30

Special Requirements:
Registration open to students enrolled in grades 10 to 12.

Sponsored by:
McMaster University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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Hamilton Health Sciences Centre Adventure Maintenance Tour

Come and see what really goes on behind the scenes in a hospital maintenance department environment! All the different trades personnel, equipment which backs up a hospital with all its needs day to day, including back-up controls and equipment! 'YOU' will be SURPRISED!

Location:
Hamilton Health Sciences Centre

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 20

Special Requirements:
Registration open to students enrolled in grades 11 and 12.

Sponsored by:
McMaster University Medical Centre - Maintenance Department/Electrical

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The Fats of Life

Do you know how much fat is in the chips, pretzels or tortillas that you snack on? In a Biochemistry laboratory, students will extract fat from a variety of different snack foods and compare the total fat content to how each food tastes.

Location:
McMaster University

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 20

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
McMaster University's Department of Biochemistry

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The Haudensaune - People of the Longhouse, Life and Times

The Kanata Iroquoian Village offers programming where native history is combined with a fun learning environment. You will think you have gone back in time when you visit the 17th Century Ontario Iroquoian Village. Students will listen to stories and legends of a culture that is over 5000 years old, participate in hands-on presentations and learn how to play lacrosse. There are many activities to participate in, as well as 28 different village sites which include nature trails that allow visitors to get involved. www.kanatavillage.net

Location:
Kanata Native Traditional Village

When:AM

Max. Capacity: 90

Special Requirements:
Students are required to bring proper outdoor clothing and shoes.

Sponsored by:
Kanata Native Traditional Village

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An Apple A Day Will Get You Well On Your Way

Understanding lifestyle choices can improve your quality of life. The earlier you make healthier lifestyle choices, the greater your chances of reducing your risk of illness and injury.Dofasco's Lifestyle Team will provide you an opportunity to learn about healthy choices and give you the opportunity to participate actively in your own health screening. Have your body composition analyzed and determine how much activity you will need to offset that lunchtime fast food meal.You'll also get the opportunity to put what you've learned in practice at Dofasco's Recreation Park. Get some exercise on Dofasco's skating rink and in its basketball and volleyball gyms. Bring your skates and appropriate gym clothes.

Location:
Dofasco Recreation Centre

When:AM

Max. Capacity: 90

Special Requirements:
Students are required to bring their skates, indoor running shoes, and appropriate gym clothes.

Sponsored by:
Dofasco

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Psychology: It's your brain!

Explore the wonderful world of brain and behavioural science. Activities and tours of several labs show how researchers in Psychology understand how we see, hear, think, remember, and just plain survive! Try to judge who's the 'top fish in the tank', see brain waves in action, experience a virtual bike ride. A 'Brain Bee' tops off the morning's activities.

Location:
McMaster University

When:PM

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
McMaster University's Department of Psychology

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Me, Myself & I, Career Exploration

Come join us for an afternoon of career exploration! Discover your interests, skills and values and explore the wide variety of career opportunities that exist for you in the world of work. This interactive, hands-on session will help you learn about yourself and discover your options through fun activities like our Me, Myself and I card sort. Once you have spent some valuable time finding out 'who you are we will show you some of the many resources that exist to help you discover 'what is out there' through research at our Career Resource Centre.

Location:
Halton Industry Education Council

When:PM

Max. Capacity: 40

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
Halton Industry Education Council

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Technology in Police Work *** If the Bomb Technician is running, try to keep up! (A view of the various technologies in use by police services.)

Technology plays a major role in today�s modern police services. This tour of the Hamilton police head quarters will showcase new and developing technology. Policing offers a unique career opportunity where officers can work in many different areas using different disciplines of technology. Many of the following technologies will be explained and demonstrated: Communication Technology (Dispatch, Mapping, GPS and Laptop Computers in Cruisers) Forensic Identification (There is always a clue-Fingerprints to DNA) Firing Range (Environmental Issues and Target Carrier System) Bomb Robot (If the Bomb Technician is running, try to keep up!) Fleet (Vehicle Lighting, communications and cruiser ergonomics) Facilities (Heating, Cooling and Air Conditioning a large building, its all magic?) Accident Reconstruction (Why and How). NOTE: This will be a walking tour where students will meet the experts. Some Segments could be canceled because of work in progress (i.e. bomb robot on a Call for service).

Location:
Hamilton Police Central Headquarters

When:AM and PM

Max. Capacity: 40

Special Requirements:

Sponsored by:
Hamilton Police Force

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