The 10th annual Funhouse Commons Science Fair is scheduled for March 30. To celebrate a decade of fun science, they are opening up the fair to everyone – with a special invitation to island tinkers, inventors and makers.
The Maker movement is an invention of the Internet age. Ideas and technologies are no longer secrets, but powerful and easily accessible tools for anyone with the interest and an internet connection.
“We will still be thrilled to accept any kind of project – from volcanoes to mentos cannons – as long as it incorporates science,” say organizers. “As always, every kid wins a prize, and middle and high school students can compete for $2,000 in scholarship money. This year special consideration will be given to projects that exhibit the ‘maker’ spirit. And in keeping with the spirit of invention, we are inviting adults to bring in their inventions to show.”
For more details and rules for submissions, go to www.funhousecommons.org. Adult makers: call the Funhouse Commons at 376-7177.