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Science on Saturdays.

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures targeted at middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance.

Students receive a "Student Notes" worksheet to record key information from the talk. The worksheet will be marked with the official SOS stamp at the end of the presentation. Many teachers use the worksheet to award "extra credit." Students should check with their teacher in advance to determine if they will receive credit for attending SOS.

The presentation photographed here is called "It's a Breeze: Using the Wind to Power Our Future", and was presented on February 28, 2009.
See here for the rest of the schedule for Winter 2009.




The center section, while people were still being seated.  The 9:30 presentation was completely full.

Julie Lundquist, Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Bret States, Teacher, Tracy High School

Wind Power Jeopardy, with three Tracy High School studants.



An experiment showing that when air is heated it expands....

....and contracts when cooled.


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