6th Annual Noche de Ciencias at Los Arboles Elementary School

Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Silicon Valley Professional Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) cordially invites all students (K-12) and parents to join us for an exciting technology and science awareness night at the 6th Annual Noche de Ciencias/Family Science Night sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Students will experience various hands-on activities about the different fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Parents will participate in round-tables to learn about college admissions and programs available to finance higher education costs. Come enjoy this educational and fun event for the entire family.This event is completely free to the public and will be conducted in English and Spanish. Food and refreshments will be provided.

To volunteer, please sign up at Volunteer Registration Form

Please help us promote the event by downloading a copy of the flyer below:

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Los Arboles Elementary School- 455 Los Arboles St, San Jose, CA 95111, (408) 363-5675
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Cost: FREE! (for students, parents, and community)


  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm: Setup
  • 6:00pm – 6:15pm: Registration
  • 6:15pm – 6:30pm: Introduction/Welcome
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Hands-On Activities (Students)
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm: College Choices/Scholarships (Parents)
  • 8:00pm – 8:30pm: Raffle/Closing


Volunteer Section

To volunteer, please sign up at Volunteer Registration Form

Volunteer Teleconference Schedules
Choose any one of the meetings:

  1. Monday, October 22 @ 12- 12:30 pm
  2. Monday, October 22 @ 6:30- 7:00 pm
  3. Tuesday, October 23 @ 12- 12:30 pm
  4. Tuesday, October 23 @ 6:30- 7:00 pm
  5. Wednesday, October 24 @ 12- 12:30 pm
  6. Wednesday, October 24@ 6:30- 7:00 pm

Student Activities
Here is the list of student activities at Noche de Ciencias and instructions on each activity.

  1. Brown Bag Bridge:Each group of 2-3 students receives a brown lunch bag containing 100 small marshmallows and 100 toothpicks. They are given 30 minutes to build a suspension bridge that will “hang” between two chairs. They can only use what they are given.
  2. Brown Bag Catapult:Each group of 2-3 students receives a brown lunch bag containing 3 plastic spoons, 5 rubber bands, 15 craft sticks, 1 paper cup and 5 paper clips. Given a time limit of 40 minutes, teams will design a working catapult that will fling a large marshmallow at a set target. Masking tape is provided.
  3. Brown Bag Junk Car:
    Each Group of 2-3 students receives a brown lunch bag containing – 4 Styrofoam cups (6-8oz), 4 paper clips, 1 flex straw and 1 balloon. They must design a car that will travel at least 1.5 meters across the floor (or a smooth surface) without being pushed or shoved by them. 1 meter of masking tape is provided for each group.
  4. Slime – Download details
  5. Monster Toothpaste – Download details
  6. IBM Lego Robotics – Download details

Parent Workshop
Discussion and Q&A about college education and financial aid.
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