• 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. 

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  • Small Particles, Big Science


    Neutrinos are the most abundant matter particles in the universe, yet very little is known about them. This animation shows how the Department of Energy’s Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility will power the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment to help scientists understand the role neutrinos play in the universe. DUNE will also look for the birth of neutron stars and black holes by catching neutrinos from exploding stars.

    More than 800 scientists from 150 institutions in 27 countries are working on the LBNF/DUNE project, including Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA.

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  • DUNE scientists answer your questions about the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment


    Scientists with the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) hope to revolutionize our understanding of the role neutrinos play in the creation of the universe. Using the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility (LBNF), they'll shoot a beam of neutrinos from Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, 800 miles through the earth to detectors deep underground at Sanford Lab in Lead, South Dakota. 

    Join us to hear from an assortment of DUNE collaborators as they explore a variety of questions about the experiment.

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  • Oscillating neutrinos — Create your own neutrino trihexaflexagon


    Neutrino's come in three types, or "flavors." This trihexaflexagon craft is a fun way to model how neutrinos oscillate, or change, from one type to the next as they travel through space. Print out the template and follow along with the video to make your own oscillating neutrino!

    What you'll need:

    • printer
    • clear tape
    • colored pencils or crayons or markers
    • scissors
    • ruler
    • ball point pen


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  • The Science of Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

    Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream is a Neutrino Day favorite. Although we'll miss eating our ice cream cones this year, Micheal Dowding and the Society of Physics Students at South Dakota School of Mines share a bit about the science behind this tasty treat! 

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  • Become a Fossil Preparer

    Become a Fossil Preparer

    Emily Berry and Kayleigh Johnson from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology's Museum of Geology present a video explaining the job of a Fossil Preparator and the tools and skills needed to prepare fossils. Download the work page and follow along via the video below! 

    Check out the printable activity practicing grid drawing, an important skill for Paleontologists. 

    What you'll need: 

    • device to watch a pre-recorded video
    • printer and pencil, or pen and paper
    • optional physical grid for "challenge" activity


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  • Nectar Connectors

    Nectar Connector

    Dr. Raeann Mettler of Black Hills State University created a short tutorial to show youth and/or families how to track flowers that are important to pollinators using the Nectar Connectors program, part of the citizen science project called Nature's Notebook. Get outside and explore how plants and animals are related with Nectar Connectors!

    What you'll need: 

    • computer with WiFi or smartphone (App required)
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  • Know and Show Plant Sombrero

    JMG 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: 

    • Newspaper or wrapping paper
    • 2-inch masking or clear tape
    • scissors
    • glue
    • markers
    • variety of art supplies like pipe cleaners, construction paper, cotton balls, yarn, q-tips
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  • Artemis: The Next Lunar Landing

    The Journey Museum

    In 2024, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon. NASA plans to use innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before, collaborating with commercial and international partners. They will use what they learn to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

    Join the Journey Museum in Rapid City to view a recorded discussion with a NASA engineer who is working on the Artemis program to learn more about how this mission will unfold: Preparation, launch structures and sustainable exploration methods.

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