Silly Science Sunday was such a great way to kick off the 7 Days of STEM! The event was held on September 17, 2017 in the streets around OhWOW Children’s Center in downtown Youngstown. Various events happened throughout the day from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Children could watch the Ronald McDonald Magic Show, Bear Hunt, Dry Ice Pringles Can Blow Up, Minute to Win It, Elephant Toothpaste, Robot Demonstration, and Watermelon Blow Up.
The biggest event of the day was the Beach Ball Drop and T-Shirt Cannon at 1:00. The Beach Ball Drop was organized to beat the world record for the most amount of beach balls in the air at one time. The balls were dumped from the second floor of OhWOW into the street below.
YSU STEM had a tent on the street in front of OhWOW. There were various set ups that children could interact with. They could look at the sun with solar glasses or try on kaleidoscope glasses. In the rest of the tent children could see fat in the human body and learn about its formations, information about the planetarium as well as puzzles, spin a wheel to win a prize, and make their own “substance” from dish soap and corn syrup.