Science Happens Here, in Graham County!
October 7th - November 15th
Ready? Set? Play! Starting today, 3-5th grade students at Safford and Thatcher 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 Graham County 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, on 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:
1709 W Thatcher Blvd
Boulevard Glass is a family-owned company that replaces windows on cars, homes, and big buildings around town. Stop in to meet their friendly staff and check out the huge machines they use to get the job done! Boulevard’s Science Happens Here card will teach you about transparency with a rad crayon experiment.
Graham County Chamber of Commerce
1051 W Thatcher Blvd
Your one-stop-shop to hear about all the great events and cool businesses in town. Their Science Happens Here card shows you how to make dancing oobleck using sound waves! Ever played with oobleck before? It’s a crazy material made from water and cornstarch that acts as a solid when use force and a liquid when touched gently. Groovy!
Safford City Library
808 S 7th Ave
A magical place to transport you into different worlds with every flip of a page! Check out all the stories at your fingertips. The children’s section has games, computers, and a whole calendar of monthly activities to enjoy. Pick up your Science Happens Here card to see what happens when you graph the digits in the value of pi (π). You’ll be making art out of math!
Eastern Arizona Courier
301 E U.S. Hwy 70 A
The Eastern Arizona Courier’s team of journalists are excited for you to stop by their news room in Safford! Meet some of the folks who cover the top stories in Graham County and learn more about the art of putting together a newspaper layout. Their Science Happens Here card will help you practice creating your own layout at home!
1651 Discovery Park Blvd
Stars, planets, galaxies… oh my! The wonderful staff at Discovery Park is excited to welcome you to the Observatory. Ever been to the moon? Well here’s your chance! They have a full-motion simulator to take you on a ride past Mt. Graham to tour the solar system. Be sure to explore the vast museum and pick up your Science Happens Here card to learn more about how mirrors help us observe the vast universe.
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.”