Hands On Gainesville

Immersing Students in Science & Technology of Our Community

4th Annual North Florida Energy Whiz Expo

April 8, 2017

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Join us for solar energy adventures!

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‘City Lights’ debut

February 25, 2017

Hands On Gainesville is proud to announce the debut of ‘City Lights’, an interactive exhibit designed by kids, for kids.

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In the GRU tent at the Cotton to the Cade, Feb 25, Depot Park

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Cone Library – Fun with Dry Ice

February 7, 2017

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Students explore properties of dry ice.

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Acoustics & Instruments at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

January 28, 2017

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Join us to learn about early acoustic experiments and development of modern instruments.

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Socratic Dialogue with Dr. Carl Colavito

January 10, 2017

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Continue our community dialogue about education with Dr. Carl Colavito and Hands On Gainesville at the Alachua  Headquarters  Library Meeting Room A on Tues January 10, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

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FIRST Robotics 2017

January 8, 2017

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BOTS announces 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

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Blackout Friday Small Business Expo

December 9, 2016

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Our new ‘Mineral House’ was a big hit

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Cone Library – Solar Car Designs Continue

December 6, 2016

Socratic Dialogue

November 15, 2016

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Renowned author Christopher Phillips guides a community dialogue in the tradition of Socrates.  What are we teaching our children?  What should we be teaching our children?

Santa Fe College            4:30 PM  Room WA 104

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Cone Library – Solar Car Designs Begin!

November 1, 2016

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Students in Cone Library after-school program begin designing cars for the North Florida Energy Whiz Expo.

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Science Night at Bishop Middle School 2016

October 20, 2016

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Fabulous turn-out at the 2nd annual Howard Bishop Middle School Science Night.  Students explore electricity and magnetism with Hands On Gainesville.

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UF Health Street’s Night of Dance

August 20, 2016

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Hands On Gainesville gets things moving at UF HealthStreet’s 1st Annual Night of Dance.

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Reader Palooza at Library

August 7, 2016

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Exploring fitness with the Kid Power bikes

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STEM at Alachua Learning Academy

May 26, 2016

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Kid Power Bikes help students from kindergarten through 5th grade learn about electricity and magnetism.

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Kid Power Bike to Cade’s Inventivity Bash 2016

April 30, 2016

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Steam punk, simple machines, and invention!

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RePurpose Project’s Spring Gleaning Festival

April 23, 2016

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Earth Day fun at the Spring Gleaning Festival.

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3rd Annual North Florida Energy Whiz Expo

April 9, 2016

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A dazzling solar day at the North Florida Energy Whiz Expo!

 

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Exploring Seeds at the Cone Park Library

March 1, 2016

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Students dissect a seed and plant a seed at the Cone Library.

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Exploring Planets at the Cone Park Library

February 2, 2016

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Volunteers and students explore relative sizes and distances of planets.

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Hands On Teaches Teachers at the Sivia Center Workshop

January 14, 2016

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Hands On Gainesville helps teachers to bring more hands-on activities into the classroom.

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FIRST Robotics Kick-Off

January 9, 2016

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The Kid Power Bike at the New Engineering Building on UF campus

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Solar System Circuits at the Cone Park Library

January 5, 2016

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Students learn about circuits as they make the sun light up in their solar system model.

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Operation Santa Delivery

December 12, 2015

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Hands On Kid Power bike  at Operation Santa Delivery.

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Kid Power Bike at the Cone Library

December 1, 2015

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The Kid Power Bike will be at the Cone Park Library to teach children about energy and how it helps us do work.

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Separating Mixtures at the Cone Library

November 3, 2015

Separating mixtures at the Cone Library.

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Science Night at Howard Bishop Middle School 2015

October 22, 2015

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Hands On Gainesville participates in Howard Bishop Middle School Science Night.

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2nd Annual North Florida Energy Whiz Expo

April 11, 2015

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Let the games begin!

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Solar Car Track Practices

February 28, 2015

Students test and troubleshoot solar cars on the Energy Whiz Expo car track.

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Science Night at Glen Springs Elementary School

February 26, 2015

Hands On Gainesville participates in Glen Springs Elementary Science Night.  

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Solar Car Workshop at the Library

February 14, 2015

Hands On Gainesville teaches a solar car workshop for kids in preparation for Energy Whiz Expo.

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Solar Cooker Workshop at the Cade

February 7, 2015

Hands On Gainesville teaches a class on making a pizza box oven

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Electrical Engineering Day at UF

January 27, 2015

WECE outreach to Newberry Elementary

Hands On Gainesville joins UF Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) 

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Solar Car Workshop for Teachers

January 10, 2015

Workshop for teachers to learn to build solar cars in preparation
for the 2nd Annual Energy Whiz Expo on April 11, 2015.

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Bike Florida

October 24, 2014

Eastside High School students help children learn 

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Celebrating Science Float in UF Homecoming Parade

October 17, 2014

Hands On Lincoln students design a float Celebrating Science 

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UF Innovation Square Grand Opening

June 13, 2014

The Kid Power Bike debuts at the Innovation Square Grand Opening.

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Aerophone Presentation

June 12, 2014

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Oak Hammock visitors to the Cade given a demonstration on the physics of aerophones.

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“She’s A Scientist” at The Cade

April 19, 2014

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Girl Scouts explore science and engineering at The Cade for “She’s A Scientist”.

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1st Annual North Florida Energy Whiz Expo

April 5, 2014

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Students race model solar cars and prepare meals in solar ovens.

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Can You Dig It

February 15, 2014

Students test minerals at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  

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Creative Hands Award

February 6, 2014

‘Creative Hands’ award presented to a middle school student at the Alachua Regional Science and Engineering Fair for demonstrating  ingenuity and diligence in solving a well-defined, real-world problem.

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Solar Car Workshop at The Cade

January 11, 2014

Teachers learn how to build a solar car in preparation for Energy Whiz Expo.

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