North Carolina Science Festival http://wunc.org en Where Can You Watch A Trash Bin Explode With Ping Pong Balls? http://wunc.org/post/where-can-you-watch-trash-bin-explode-ping-pong-balls <p>At the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill this morning! The experiment is one of many happening this week and next as a part of the North Carolina Science Festival, a statewide series of science-related happenings that began on April 5. Today, the Festival is encouraging people to participate in Experi-Minute, an attempt to engage all North Carolinians in some kind of science-related activity for at least one minute on Friday morning.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 13517 at http://wunc.org Where Can You Watch A Trash Bin Explode With Ping Pong Balls? Statewide Science Festival Kicks Off Friday http://wunc.org/post/statewide-science-festival-kicks-friday <p>The <a href="http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/">N.C Science Festival</a> – a series of more than 300 science-related events at locations across the state – kicks off this Friday. &nbsp;It’s the third year for the festival, and it's expected to draw more than 200,000 participants. The first event is a stargazing party for all ages at 45 different sites across the state. Triangle-area venues include the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, Marbles Kids Museum and Imax Theater in Raleigh, the Morehead Observatory in Chapel Hill and Jordan Lake in Apex.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:59:27 +0000 Catherine Brand & Laura Candler 13051 at http://wunc.org Statewide Science Festival Kicks Off Friday Science Experiment Sheds Light On Planet Orbits http://wunc.org/post/science-experiment-sheds-light-planet-orbits <p>That's the sound of a penny rolling round and round in a device called a gravity funnel. This was recorded at the Natural Science Center in Greensboro using <a href="http://wunc.org/extras/makeradio">WUNC's Make Radio iPhone app</a>. It's part of a collaboration with the North Carolina Science Festival. You've likely seen this game, the coin launches from the top of a big round funnel and then spins, on edge, down to the collection jar underneath the hole at the bottom of the cone.<br> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:47:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 2724 at http://wunc.org