Event Schedule for Ohlone College Night of Science and More - Student Activities

Magical Nathaniel: STEM Magician

Magical  Nathaniel.Don’t miss Magical Nathaniel’s special science-themed magic show! He is a UC Berkeley graduate with a degree in applied mathematics and a minor in theater. Nathanial has designed and built his own magic illusions for years! He will amaze guests before the show with his award-winning close up magic. The performance will be full of circus skills, original magic, and lots of audience participation. Magical Nathaniel’s show is guaranteed to blow your mind!

  • Time: 8:15PM – 9:15PM
  • Location: Courtyard

John Collins: The paper airplane guy

John Collins

Alan Kahn - STEM Magician

Alan Kahn is a middle school teacher in Santa Clara who uses simple scientific principles to do amazing things and baffle his audience. Lucky for us, he shares the science behind that magic so the magic turns out to be how much you will learn!

  • Time: 7:00PM – 7:45PM
  • Location: Courtyard

Duy: Student Magician

Duy is an Ohlone College student who pursued his love for magic and now performs magic tricks at various events. Duy also attends San Jose State University. He is a great example to see how you can pursue your passion outside of the classroom and really make it into a career.

  • Time: 6:00PM – 6:30PM
  • Location: Courtyard

Mad Science

  • First up Mad Science Shows:
    • Up, Up, and Away
      • Times: 5:30PM – 6:30PM, and 6:30PM – 7:30PM
      • Location: First Floor, Wing 1, Room NC-1102
    • Slime Making
      • Time: 7:30PM – 9:30PM (drop-in)
      • Location: First Floor, Wing 1, Room NC-1102
  • Third and Fourth Mad Science Show:
    • Fire and Ice
      • Times: 7:15PM – 8:15PM, and 8:30PM – 9:30PM
      • Location: Second Floor, Wing 1, Room NC-2100

First Floor Activities


Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water. We actively grow food with that setup.

Hallway of Stars

The Ohlone College Engineering Department along with the Engineering Club will showcase engineering concepts and demonstrate innovation that has been done in engineering in various fields.

Interactive Exhibits

Get to play with over 30 interactive exhibits. Learn different physics concepts through fun and interactive exhibits that are sure to tingle everyone's imagination. From visual illusions to square wheels on a round surface there is bound to be an exhibit that makes you think.

Chemistry Corner

Chemistry experiments that wow the audience.

Biology Station

See how you can extract DNA out of a sample of an organism. Look at cells of different creatures through a microscope.

American Chemical Society

Making ice cream using liquid nitrogen and explaining the science behind it. This new way of making ice cream is a must watch.

  • Times: TBA
  • Location: 1100
  • Max Capacity: 70, First come first served

These demonstrations are open to all ages.

Rocket Launches by Mad Science

Watch exciting rocket launches from Ground Zero! We will use a special rocket and launcher that safely launches with compressed air and water and is in compliance with local fire ordinances. Children always enjoy trying to track the rockets as they are launched high into the air!

Robotics Demonstration

Kuka Robitics will showcase an IIWA robotics demonstration

Drone Flying Workshop

Used by the military, videographers, realtors, farmers and others. How drones fly and what they are capable of will be demonstrated and displayed.

  • Time: 5:30PM – 7:15PM
  • Location: Outdoors

Star Gazing (weather permitting) with High Powered Telescopes

When we look through a telescope at other planets, are they gazing through telescopes and looking at us? Take a look through our telescope and see what you can find!

We will be looking at sunspots while the sun is visible.

  • Time: 5:30PM – 9:30PM
  • Location: Outside

Second Floor Activities

Ohlone Nursing Program

Check out a simulation on a child's digestive system, adult blood pressure screening and children vital assessments.

Room 2214

Ohlone Respiratory Therapy Program

Watch intubation, Mannequin demonstrations, ventilation therapy and EKG

Room 2222

Virtual Reality

Audience members will experience virtual reality demonstrations completely created by Ohlone students and enjoy creations of augmented reality.

Room 2211

3-D Printing Demos

Find out more about 3-D printing and its uses, and see a 3-D printing demo.

Room 2200

3D printing on clothes by Amped Ateliers and Maker Studios SF

Room 2201

Ohlone for Kids STEM Flight Workshop

Discover the wonders of flight and fly them all! The Magnus effect will be investigated, attempted and flown. What is it and why? How do the forces effect that little round “thing”? Can you build a square Frisbee?

  • Workshop 1: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Workshop 2: 7:15PM – 8:15PM
  • Workshop 3: 8:30PM – 9:30PM

Room 2119

Progressive Kids Workshops

Coding with Python

Kids will develop a Fortune Teller Application by using python programming.

  • 6:00PM – 7:25PM
  • Room: 2120
  • Max Capacity: 24 Students, First Come First Served
  • Grades: 5th – 8th

Web Design

Kids will develop a Toy Story webpage by using concepts of HTML & CSS.

  • 7:30PM – 8:55PM
  • Room: 2120
  • Max Capacity: 24 Students, First Come First Served
  • Grades: 5th to 8th

Ohlone for Kids Open House

Find out more about the Ohlone for Kids and the exciting program offerings.

Room 2122

Greeting Card Making

Greeting card making with electronic circuit board presented by Fremont Cultural Arts Council.

Room 2121

CAL STAR & UC Berkeley Workshops

CAL STAR the Berkeley will lead workshops through the evening, on concepts relating to space flight and rocket launches. The two rooms will be split and two different workshops for two different age groups.

Rooms 2306 and 2308

CAL Star Rocket Launch Displays

Displays regarding rocket launches from CAL STAR https://stars.berkeley.edu/about.html.

Room 2309

Learn Weebly and Computer Forensics

Ohlone’s Computer Science Department will demonstrate how to make a web page using weebly, in addition to providing a hands-on activity into Computer Forensics.

Room 2318

Second Floor Lobby Activities

  • 3D printing companies which will create biological parts from a 3D printer e.g ear, heart and more.
  • Paper Airplane making station where John Collins himself will show people how to make the world record winning plane and other cool types of planes like the bommarang plane.