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Creating the Digital Cosmos 
Featured Program for the General Audience

High-definition, full-dome digital projection at the Buhl Digital Dome takes you to the outer reaches of the cosmos like never before! This behind-the-scenes presentation gives students a first-hand look at the processes involved in creating multimedia displays and graphic animation for cutting-edge planetarium productions.

Presenters:
Digital Dome program developers for Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Digital Dome.

Science and technology topics include:
Astronomy, Graphics and Information Technology

Program Capacity: 140

Anchors: S8.A.1 1, S8.A.1.1 2, S8.D.3 1, S8.A.2.1, S8.A.2.1.4, S8.A.3.2.1, S8.D.3.1.3
Standards: 3.1.7 (b), 3.7.7 (A, B)

CLASSROOM RESOURCES:
Exploration of Planet Earth from Space (see image # 6)


Interesting, Everyday Use for IT - Predictive Technology Meets Fast-Food Nation (Pittsburgh Firm, Hyperactive Technologies)


In the News:
  • Walt Disney opens global research lab at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Some fireworks displayed on the Olympics broadcast were digitally enhanced

    Video Interview:
  • Game Design - solving real world problems - bringing each person''''s assets to a strong collaboration - Jane McGonigal
  • Just what does an IT engineer do? Who is an IT engineer? This showcases four interesting young women.

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  • 11/5/2013: 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM
    11/6/2013: 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM 
     
     
    Creating the Digital Cosmos 
    Featured Program for the General Audience

    High-definition, full-dome digital projection at the Buhl Digital Dome takes you to the outer reaches of the cosmos like never before! This behind-the-scenes presentation gives students a first-hand look at the processes involved in creating multimedia displays and graphic animation for cutting-edge planetarium productions.

    Presenters:
    Digital Dome program developers for Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Digital Dome.
    Science and technology topics include:
    Astronomy, Graphics and Information Technology

    Program Capacity: 140

    Anchors: S11.A.1.1; S.11.A.1.1.1; S11.A.2.2.2; S11.A.3.1
    Standards: 3.1.10 (B); 3.1.12 (B, C, D); 3.7.10 (A, B); 3.7.12 (A, B)

    CLASSROOM RESOURCES:
    Exploration of Planet Earth from Space (see image # 6)


    Interesting, Everyday Use for IT - Predictive Technology Meets Fast-Food Nation (Pittsburgh Firm, Hyperactive Technologies)


    In the News:
  • Walt Disney opens global research lab at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Some fireworks displayed on the Olympics broadcast were digitally enhanced

    Video Interview:
  • Game Design - solving real world problems - bringing each person''''s assets to a strong collaboration - Jane McGonigal
  • Just what does an IT engineer do? Who is an IT engineer? This showcases four interesting young women.

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  • 11/7/2013: 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM
    11/8/2013: 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM 
     
     
    CSI - Theater Program 
    Featured Program for a General Audience

















    How much is the popular TV show like real life?

    Do you have what it takes to be a Crime Scene Investigator?

    Experience a mock crime scene complete with witnesses and help to solve the crime.

    Learn about careers such as forensic investigators, autopsy technicians, pathologists, histologists and more, while exploring DNA, toxicology, organs and organ recovery, X-rays, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology and neuropathology.

    Who knew it took so many people to solve a crime?

    Science and technology topics include: Advanced Materials Processes (including Physics and Chemistry), Biotechnology, Human anatomy, Information Technology and Mathematics

    Program Capacity: 300

    Anchors: S8.A.1.1; S8.A.1.2; S8.A.1.1.1; S8.A.1.1.3; S8.A.1.1.4; S8.A.2.1; S8.A.2.1.2; S8.A.2.1.4; S8.A.2.2.3; S8.B.1.1.2; S8.B.2.2; S8.B.2.2.2; S8.A.2.1.5
    Standards: 3.1.7(B); 3.2.7(A,B); 3.37(B); 3.7.7(A,B)

    CLASSROOM RESOURCES:
  • The World of Dr. G Medical Examiner
  • Tools of the Trade

  • Odd Differences in Gender Walks
  • CSI Effect

    Forensics Quiz

    In the News:
  • Wrongfully Convicted by an Inaccurate Eyewitness - DNA Overturns the Conviction
  • Chemical Imaging - New Crime busting Tool?

    Video Interview: Forensic Technician & Forensic Pathologist


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  • 11/5/2013: 11:30 AM
    11/6/2013: 11:30 AM 
     
     
    CSI - Theater Program 
    Featured Program for a General Audience

















    How much is the popular TV show like real life?

    Do you have what it takes to be a Crime Scene Investigator?

    Experience a mock crime scene complete with witnesses and help to solve the crime.

    Learn about careers such as forensic investigators, autopsy technicians, pathologists, histologists and more, while exploring DNA, toxicology, organs and organ recovery, X-rays, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology and neuropathology.

    Who knew it took so many people to solve a crime?

    Science and technology topics include: Advanced Materials Processes (including Physics and Chemistry), Biotechnology, Human anatomy, Information Technology and Mathematics

    Program Capacity: 300

    Anchors: S11.A.1.3.1; S11.A.1.3; S11.A.2.1; S11.A.2.1.3
    Standards: 3.1.10 (B); 3.1.12 (B); 3.2.10 (A,B,C,D); 3.1.12 (B,C,D); 3.3.10 (B); 3.3.12 (A,B); 3.4.10 (A); 3.4.12 (A); 3.7.10 (A,B); 3.7.12 (A,B)

    CLASSROOM RESOURCES:
  • The World of Dr. G Medical Examiner
  • Tools of the Trade

  • Odd Differences in Gender Walks
  • CSI Effect

    Forensics Quiz

    In the News:
  • Wrongfully Convicted by an Inaccurate Eyewitness - DNA Overturns the Conviction
  • Chemical Imaging - New Crime busting Tool?

    Video Interview: Forensic Technician & Forensic Pathologist


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  • 3/7/2013: 11:30 PM
    11/8/2013: 11:30 AM 
     
     
    Online Year-Round Resource Area 





    Expose your students to science and technology careers, inspire them for the remainder of the school year and expand your SciTech experience pre- and post- visit.
    • Start with the introductory pages which feature the focus areas of SciTech and Pittsburgh’s growth areas: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology and Information Technology.
    • Explore “Science in the News” featuring the new SciTech blog and science-related articles and in-depth archive!
    • Access helpful links on SciTech's Focus Areas – including games, fun quizzes, movies, timelines and much more!
    • Find other great sites, camps, tours and activities.
    • Use Career Resources: video interviews, self-assessment quizzes and more.
    EXPLORE ONLINE RESOURCES

     
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    ROBOTS! Theater Program 
    Featured Program for a General Audience


















    caption (clockwise): Quasi, Rosie - cartoon robot, cyborg, medical robot, dancing robots



    This show is in the Science Stage auditorium and is for general audiences.

    Explore a day in the life of Quasi the robot (actually he’s an animatronic!) and Christina (actually she’s a human!).

    Quasi and Christina will lead you through the wide world of robots past, present and future, and their exciting adventures on land; under the sea; and in space.

    Learn how robots sense, think and act, and maybe even communicate like a robot on stage (good luck!).

    Also, investigate careers in robotics. Who knows? Maybe YOU will invent the next revolutionary robot!

    Science and technology topics include:
    Information Technology (IT), Computers, and Robotics

    Program Capacity: 300

    Anchors: S8.A.1.1, S8.A.1.1.2, S8.A.1.3
    Standards: 3.1.7.(A,B); 3.6.7.(A,B,C)

    CLASSROOM RESOURCES: Free code & things to do

    Almost Human, Making Robots Think (creative nonfiction about CMU robotics - robots and their makers!)



  • Curiosity’s Seven Minute Descent on Mars (highlighted by different NASA engineers)
  • Take an interactive tour of Alvin
  • Nereus - read more & take an interactive tour!
  • I, Robot - Are Real Androids Ready for Their Close-Up?
  • Rat-Brained Robot in Action
  • Short Circuit

    Lesson Plans


  • Living on Earth: The Future of Robotics
  • How Robots Will Affect Future Generations

  • How Robots Work - Honda‘s Asimo
  • From Submarines to Robots: Exploring the Deep Ocean (Smithsonian ocean portal)

  • Ethical & Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence - Quotes, References & Links
  • More about Romibo therapy and education


  • The Robotics Institute (CMU)

  • CMU NREC Robotics Academy
  • Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics High School Competition

    Audio Interview: Co-Founder of iRobot, Helen Greiner

    In the News:
  • You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Are Coming, But Not Ready For You Yet
  • Robot Design for Everybody?
  • Robotic Farmer
  • Great Site for Robotics in the News
  • General news page with links

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  • 11/5/2013: 10:00 AM
    11/6/2013: 10:00 AM 
     
     
    ROBOTS! Theater Program 


















    caption (clockwise): Quasi, Rosie -
    cartoon robot, cyborg, medical robot, dancing robots



    This show is in the Science Stage auditorium and is for general audiences.

    Explore a day in the life of Quasi the robot (actually he’s an animatronic!) and Christina (actually she’s a human!).

    Quasi and Christina will lead you through the wide world of robots past, present and future, and their exciting adventures on land; under the sea; and in space.

    Learn how robots sense, think and act, and maybe even communicate like a robot on stage (good luck!).

    Also, investigate careers in robotics. Who knows? Maybe YOU will invent the next revolutionary robot!

    Science and technology topics include:
    Information Technology (IT), Computers, and Robotics

    Program Capacity: 300

    Anchors: S11.A.2.2
    Standards: 3.8.10.B

    CLASSROOM RESOURCES:


    Free code & things to do

    Almost Human, Making Robots Think (creative nonfiction about CMU robotics - robots and their makers!)



  • Curiosity’s Seven Minute Descent on Mars (highlighted by different NASA engineers)
  • Take an interactive tour of Alvin
  • Nereus - read more & take an interactive tour!
  • I, Robot - Are Real Androids Ready for Their Close-Up?
  • Rat-Brained Robot in Action
  • Short Circuit


    Lesson Plans


  • Living on Earth: The Future of Robotics
  • How Robots Will Affect Future Generations

  • How Robots Work - Honda‘s Asimo
  • From Submarines to Robots: Exploring the Deep Ocean (Smithsonian ocean portal)

  • Ethical & Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence - Quotes, References & Links
  • More about Romibo therapy and education


  • The Robotics Institute (CMU)

  • CMU NREC Robotics Academy
  • Pittsburgh Regional FIRST Robotics High School Competition

    Audio Interview: Co-Founder of iRobot, Helen Greiner

    In the News:
  • You Know You Want One: Personal Robots Are Coming, But Not Ready For You Yet
  • Robot Design for Everybody?
  • Robotic Farmer
  • Great Site for Robotics in the News
  • General news page with links

    EXPLORE MORE RESOURCES  

  • 11/7/2013: 10:00 AM
    11/8/2013: 10:00 AM 
     
     
    Tech Zone – Corporate and Higher Education Exhibits (high school) 
    Featured Program







    Meet dozens
    of scientists and regional innovators from high-growth tech industries. Students talk with experts and participate in hands-on experiments in the emerging industries of the western Pennsylvania region: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology. These hands-on, personal experiences link classroom learning to real-world applications and allow your students to explore job shadowing opportunities.

    Exhibitors include: CHEVRON, FedEx Ground, PPG, U.S. Steel Corporation, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University.

    Students complete passports, a form of student accountability, and teachers receive Act 48 Credit for passport completions. Students collect stamps in their passport booklet by visiting exhibit booths. A tear sheet has the checklist to tabulate the completed tasks and validate the completion of the passport.

    Daily 9am-2pm
    Exhibit Information

    Science and technology topics include:
    Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology.

    Anchors: S11.A.1 1; S11.A.1.1.2; S11.A.1.3.1; S11.A.2.1; S11.A.2.2; S11.A.3.2; S11.B.1.1
    Standards: 3.1.10.A, 3.2.10.A, 3.2.10.B, 3.2.10.C, 3.8.10.A, 3.8.10.B, 3.1.12.A, 3.2.12.A, 3.2.12.B, 3.2.12.C, 3.8.12.A, 3.8.12.B  

    11/7/2013: 9:00 AM
    11/8/2013: 9:00 AM 
     
     
    Tech Zone – Corporate and Higher Education Exhibits (middle school) 
    Featured Program







    Meet dozens
    of scientists and regional innovators from high-growth tech industries. Students talk with experts and participate in hands-on experiments in the emerging industries of the western Pennsylvania region: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology. These hands-on, personal experiences link classroom learning to real-world applications and allow your students to explore job shadowing opportunities.

    Exhibitors include: CHEVRON, FedEx Ground, PPG, U.S. Steel Corporation, University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University.

    Students complete passports, a form of student accountability, and teachers receive Act 48 Credit for passport completions. Students collect stamps in their passport booklet by visiting exhibit booths. A tear sheet has the checklist to tabulate the completed tasks and validate the completion of the passport.

    Daily from 9am-2pm

    Exhibit Information

    Science and technology topics include:
    Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Robotics, Advanced Materials Processes, Environmental Technology, and Information Technology.

    Anchors: S8.A.1 1; S8.A.1.2; S8.A.2.1.4; S8.A.2.2; S8.A.3.1
    Standards: 3.1.7.A, 3.2.7.A, 3.2.7.B, 3.2.7.C, 3.8.7.A, 3.8.7.B  

    11/5/2013: 9:00 AM
    11/6/2013: 9:00 AM 
     
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