Introduction to Neutrino Day - LIVE

Welcome to Neutrino Day 2020: A Matter Mystery! Tune in on Monday morning to meet the faces behind Neutrino Day and learn how to navigate our virtual Neutrino Day hub. 

S is for Science—A science resource guide

Starbase of South Dakota offers a compilation of science activities families can do together at home and at any time.

What you'll need: 

  • internet access
  • simple supplies around the house         

Physics Activities:

Visit the American Museum of Natural History's website. Click on Ology: A Science Website for Kids, then print out the Light Quest game or join the "Nobody's Perfect" story.

Virtual Field Trip: 

Know and Show Plant Sombrero

Join Brenda Mizenko and Lisa Droz fro, St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary to learn more about what plants need to survive. In this Junior Master Gardener-inspired activity, participants will create a "Know and Show Sombrero" out of art supplies to understand what plants need to survive.

What you'll need: 

Neutrinos: From Sanford Lab to SNOLAB - LIVE

Dr. Erica Caden will give an overview of SNOLAB, a world-class science facility located deep underground in the operational Vale Creighton nickel mine, near Sudbury, Ontario in Canada. She will discuss the strong connection between SNOLAB and the Sanford Underground Research Facility, including the Nobel Prize winning Ray Davis solar neutrino experiment. 

Open Cut Geology

The Open Cut in Lead, SD offers a geologic glimpse on the formation of the region and North America. Bill Roggenthen's talk will focus on the relation between the exposures of rock in the Open Cut and local-regional geology.

Strawberry DNA Extraction

Every living thing contains DNA in its cells. DNA is a molecule that holds the recipe to make the proteins needed to build a living organism. You have DNA in each one of your cells and so do strawberries. Humans have two sets of DNA but strawberries have eight sets. Let’s see if we can pull the DNA out of a strawberry!

What you'll need for this activity: