Can You Prove It?

Find Out What’s Fact and Fiction at the Science Myth Busters Family Event March 23

By Annamarya Scaccia

Food can be safely consumed within five seconds after falling on the floor.space

A pedestrian can be killed by a penny dropped from an extremely tall building.

The human body will pop when exposed to space.

There’s no doubt you’ve heard these common science myths before, and have questioned how true they may be. But, without the proper tools and safety for experimentation, it’s hard for you to test their validity. That’s where the Science Myth Busters Family Event comes in.

Perfect for families and science lovers, this two and half hour free event, which takes place on Friday, March 23, will answer which of those myths are true or just plain fiction through various hands-on science demonstrations and investigations. It runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be held at the Howard B. Owens Science Center, 9601 Greenbelt Road in Lanham.

So go test your curiosity. The answers may surprise.

Science Myth Busters Family Event

Friday, March 23

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Howard B. Owens Science Center

9601 Greenbelt Road  Lanham, MD 20706

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