No matter how cold it gets outside, science will heat things up during two free Family Science Days February 15 and 16, 2014, as part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Chicago. From 11 AM to 5 PM on both days, the whole family can explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have questions answered by scientists, all at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Purple Level. Visitors can also hear family-friendly talks about Your Brain on Video Games; Cheetah-Inspired Running Robots; Art Meets Science: Picasso at the Nanoscale; It's Not Magic, It's Science; Future Energy; and much more.
Can't get to Chicago for Family Science Days? You can still find lots of hands-on and online AAAS activities at Howtosmile.org. Try running an outer space drink stand for thirsty aliens in Slush Rush. Try doing anything without your thumbs in Thumbs Away! Play Germ Tag to model how the body fights infection. And get moving in Stomp High Low to see how practice makes your muscle action automatic.