Did you know that Cool Science has a channel on YouTube? Okay, we're not talking about James Cameron quality stuff here, but you can watch some cool videos of our demonstrations and fun experiments to try at home, as well as our favorite science videos that we find on other channels.
Our 2nd Annual Cool Science Kid's Mini Fruitcake Toss was a lot of food-fightin' fun for all in attendance (January 3rd, 2015 at Imagination Celebration's iSpace in the Citadel mall)! Competitiors built their own wooden mini catapults, then used them to launch tiny fruitcakes and marshmallows for prizes. Top winners were Brennen Huff (≤5yrs), Stephanie Campbell (6-8), John Campbell (9-10) and Issac Kelley (11-13). John and Stephanie tied for the longest flings of the day at 38 feet! Coldon and Alexis Niles also won prizes for the Best Decorated catapults. Thanks to Mark Reis from the Colorado Springs Gazette for a great photo slideshow. Hope to see all of you again next year (tentatively January 9, 2016)!
The Winter 2014/15 Cool Science Newsletter is out (HTML or PDF 513KB). Read about our new Girl Scout STEM Workshops at Colorado College, and how you can bring programs like this to your school. You can also learn how to make a snowflake fly using electric fields, as well as the science behind a cool little stocking stuffer toy. If you're not on our mailing list yet, be sure to sign up so you will get your own copies in the future.
Cool Science was proud to be selected as one of 75 local nonprofits worthy of your support in the Colorado Springs Independent's 2014 GiVE! Campaign. Thanks to everyone who donated, and while the Give! is now over, you can still help us to provide year-round hands-on science to kids throughout eastern Colorado with a donation of any amount through Community First Foundation's Colorado Gives campaign!
Hope you enjoyed our 2014 Big Cool Science Festival at Colorado College! On Saturday, April 12th over 1,000 kids took over the CC campus to enjoy dozens of FREE, fun and exciting hands-on science activity stations, shows and tours hosted by Cool Science, the CC Cool Science Club and the Pikes Peak Earth Day Committee. Over 50 local organizations also sponsored activities. Check out some of the photos. Thanks also to more than 75 volunteers who helped make this great event possible! Please help us keep events like this free by making a small donation through Colorado Gives.
Cool Science was honored in 2012 by the El Pomar Foundation as the Charles L. Tutt Award for Excellence winner in Education. El Pomar's signature program, "Awards for Excellence" annually recognizes the state's highest performing nonprofit organizations, and this year's winners each received $25,000 grants. This is actually the second time that Cool Science has won this prestigious award (the first was in 2006), and we again thank the Foundation and it's trustees, as well as all of our volunteers who make everything that we do possible.