This spring, PVCC at Black Mountain (Cave Creek location) will host the 7th annual STEAMtastic! The event uses an innovative, hands-on, approach to promoting science, technology, engineering, arts, and math education. The goal of the event is to make STEAM fun, by showing attendees how science, technology, engineering, arts, and math are a part of their everyday life. We hope to encourage students to further explore these fields and view STEAM careers as attainable. Event activities are intentionally selected to address the STEAM fields and make STEAM accessible to both volunteers, and community members of varied ages and backgrounds. Activities include a potato launcher, sow science, make a lung, molecular gastronomy, subzero science, a glow in the dark room, and much, much more. Once night falls, the event becomes a Star Party. The dark skies of Cave Creek provide the perfect opportunity for viewing numerous constellations. The Phoenix Astronomical society and PVCC Astronomy Faculty will provide telescopes and help you make the most of this opportunity to view the night sky. The Black Mountain campus also features a 14 inch Schmidt Cassegrain telescope. This telescope collects 3,136 times more light than the human eye, allowing viewers to explore the colors of the Orion Nebula and storms on Jupiter.
STEAMtastic is a Signature Event of AZ SciTech which helps promote STEM in Arizona.The event is free to the public and designed for all ages.
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
5:00p – 7:30p | STEAMtastic
7:00p – 10:00p | Star Party