January 14, 2016 6:22 pm
Updated: January 15, 2016 6:09 am

U of S introduces Saskatoon kids to science and engineering

Cameco Spectrum 2016 demonstrations make complex theories fun and accessible for kids. Close to 10,000 people are expected to attend the four-day event.

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SASKATOON – The engineering building at the University of Saskatchewan was transformed into a hands-on discovery centre Thursday. Exhibits on space exploration, robot combat and liquid nitrogen ice cream introduced children to science and engineering.

Cameco Spectrum 2016 continues Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT.

“Engineering and science are going to be really important in the future, and so this is a really good way to get kids interested in it at a young age,” said fourth year engineering student Thomas McLellan.

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Another demonstration involved walking through a solution of cornstarch and water – a non-Newtonian fluid that behaves as either a solid or liquid. The more pressure on the solution, the more solid it becomes.

“You can pretty much run on it if you want,” McLellan said.

Close to 10,000 people are expected to visit the showcase that happens once every three years.

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