I seem to have a lot of information to pass on to you this weekend. Have you run across information about the USA Science and Engineering Festival? It will be held October 23 and 24, 2010 at the National Mall in Washington. Would you believe over 1500 free hands-on activities are scheduled?
There will also be quite a few free satellite events throughout the country. Check the calendar for events, too. For example, on October you can build a solar-powered car (from a kit) at DeVry University in Arlington, VA.
In the Kids Zone, there's a link to Science Buddies, where they have compiled an extensive list of science activities you can do at home with simple ingredients. A couple involve M&M's, how can you go wrong?.
Other events include the Austin Science and Engineering Festival running from October 2 - October 22, 2010, with an expo at the Austin Convention Center on October 23 and 24, 2010.
What a great month for science!
Be sure to let me know if you participate in any of these events.