Nathan Yeung peered through a microscope during Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Science Rendezvous on Saturday at the KPU Langley campus. The free, annual event offers free hands-on activities, shows, tours, and displays for visitors. Troy Landreville Langley Times

GALLERY: Rendezvous at Langley KPU spotlights science

Bugs, chemistry, and a dancing fire display were part of the fifth annual science festival

The hallways and classrooms of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Langley campus were packed with science buffs Saturday.

On May 13, KPU hosted the fifth annual Science Rendezvous at KPU Langley and on a rainy day, the event attracted hundreds of visitors, many of whom were families with young children.

During the day, KPU transformed into a family-friendly science festival that featured hands-on experiments, magic shows, interactive science labs, activities, arts and design, music, tours of the campus’s high-tech patient simulator nursing labs, and its state-of-the-art craft brewing lab.

Highlights included:

• a chemistry magic show;

• dancing fire display in the physics room;

• robots on tracks, telescopes and vibrating strings;

• a tour of the school’s brand new, state-of-the-art Brewing Lab where student-brewed beer were available for sampling for visitors 19 years old and older;

• the opportunity to make seed bombs and newspaper pots, play with puzzles, learn cryptography, and see some math tricks;

• a horticulture bug lab and races;

• a ‘Creative Station’ tent with art activities

• Water science activities.

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at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s fifth annual Science Rendezvous on Saturday. Science Rendezvous is a public platform to promote science awareness and increase science literacy in Canada. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Creating water tornadoes was a popular activity Saturday at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Langley campus during Science Rendezvous, a free, annual event offers free hands-on activities, shows, tours, and displays for visitors. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Tyson Wolanski, six, put the hammer down as he made a chisel during Saturday’s Science Rendezvous at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Langley campus. Troy Landreville Langley Times

Above: Thomas and Jonathan Okazaki have an up-close look at a spiny stick leaf insect during the fifth annual Science Rendezvous at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langley campus; below: Kristen Lengkeek, 5, sized up a skeleton. More photos online at Troy Landreville Langley Times

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