Science Happens Here, in Cottonwood!
October 7th - November 15th
Ready? Set? Play! Starting today, 3-5th grade students at Cottonwood-Oak Creek Unified School District will be exploring town to collect the 5 Science Happens Here playing cards hidden in the community.
Each card talks about different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math activities happening right here in the Verde Valley and feature simple experiments to continue the learning at home! Students are competing against the other classes in the district to try to collect the most cards. At the end of the game (November 15th) the classroom with the most collected cards wins a visit from the Arizona Science Center!
Psst... Here’s where the cards are hiding:
Friends of the Verde River
115 S Main St, Suite A, Cottonwood
Meet the team working to make sure our Verde River stays healthy and flowing, and be sure to pick up your “I ♥ the Verde River” sticker while you’re there! Their Science Happens Here card will teach you how to make a mini water-cycle at home.
CTS Office Supply
311 N Main St, Cottonwood
This family-owned print shop is excited to show you around! Check out all the cool printers, machines, and supplies they’ve got in store. Then, pick up your Science Happens Here card to learn how to write secret messages using invisible ink!
468 S Main St, Unit C, Cottonwood
Helaine and her team of mighty mechanics help tune up our cars. Check out her shop (and the cool cars parked outside). Then practice engineering your own contraption to protect an egg from breaking with your Science Happens Here card.
529 W Mingus Ave, Cottonwood
Stop by Desert Dancer to smell the delicious hand-made soaps and essential oils! Your Science Happens Here card will guide you through an experiment to test household items and see which combinations make the largest bubbles. Pop! Pop!
Agave Highlands Golf Course
645 Verde Santa Fe Pkwy, Cornville
Learn how to find the perfect speed to hit a golf ball when you pick up your Science Happens Here card from the golf course!
Ready? Set? Play!
More about Science Happens Here
The Arizona Rural Development Council partners with the Arizona SciTech Institute to provide an avenue for the local businesses community to collaborate with the school system. Science Happens Here bridges the gap between formal and informal learning environments by showcasing the breadth of STEAM-related activities happening outside the classroom on a daily basis.
“Science Happens Here is Sneaky Science at its best,” said Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director of the Arizona SciTech Institute. “It not only showcases to the public how STEAM happens all around us but also empowers business and community leaders to become communicators of science.”
Science Happens Here is made possible by the continued support of the Rural Activation and Innovation Network (RAIN).