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A hands-on exploration of science

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Dozens of interactive, hands-on exploration stations at the Wisconsin Science Festival‘s Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building on Thursday and Friday helped attendees learn about virtual reality, health and medicine, chemistry, astrobotany and more science topics. The expo continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The four-day Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with events across Wisconsin Oct. 11 to 14 for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more. The festival is produced by UW–Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and the Morgridge Institute for Research.

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Wisconsin Science Festival participants create stacks of color from legos. UW-Madison artist-in-residence Stuart Flack teamed with UW-Madison professors Kevin Ponto and Karen Schloss for the project to understand how Wisconsinites perceive the color of ‘hope,’ the color of ‘boredom’ and the color of your favorite song.
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Boys stack colored legos

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The stacks of color will be showcased in the windows of the Discovery Building as
a representation of art and data.
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A man explains science to a girl

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Volunteers at the interactive stations helped participants explore all aspects of science.
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Girls use molecular models

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Attendees explore molecular structure with a hands-on exhibit at the Discovery Expo.
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A man explains tree stuff.

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Wisconsin Science Festival attendees learn about the inner workings of a tree. The Discovery Expo at the Discovery Building included dozens of hands-on exploration stations.
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Beesly, the Wisconsin Science Festival mascot, poses for a photo with a fan. She's a honeybee, the Wisconsin state insect.

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Beesly, the Wisconsin Science Festival mascot, poses for a photo with a fan. She’s a honeybee, the Wisconsin state insect.

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