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Mad science show is free, fun, informative

Summer, sports and science all come together in one sitting at Jessie Mays Community Center, 30975 Northwest Hillcrest St., at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 6.

Mad Science will be showing children how athletes use physics to keep their balance and manipulate gravity. Eventgoers will get the opportunity to help light the Mad Science Olympic Torch and learn how physics and nutrition can help the human body throw farther, jump higher and run


The Portland-based organization is a proud leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and offers learning opportunities through fun activities in the surrounding area. Believing in the importance of sparking imaginative learning in kids at a young age, “mad scientists” can be found at camps, workshops, field trips and birthday parties for kids age 5 to 12. Their favorite science subjects include rockets, airplanes, robots, crime scene investigation, weather, bugs, chemistry, physics and animals.

The event at the community center is free and open to everyone.