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Jeffery Tallcott shows families how LEGO robots are built and how they work during Saturday's Science Day at Stan State (CANDY PADILLA/The Journal).

Robots, magnets, skeletons and pigeons were just a few highlights of Stanislaus State’s annual Science Day, held Saturday.

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Alinna and Trinity Jackson test out Double Robotic's Telepresence robot. The robot would allow a student to participate in a classroom setting remotely if they could not be present in person (CANDY PADILLA/The Journal).

There were 38 activities offered at the ninth annual event that serves as a means to increase scientific literacy throughout the community and expose young children to the sciences. Along with activities hosted by the university’s different science departments, the National Ag Science Center brought its mobile agriculture laboratory and for the first time outside of a hospital setting, the da Vinci robotic surgical system was available for viewing. 

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Emanuel Medical Center's Tony Vasquez shows Spencer Walsh, Adaline Walsh and Taylor Stamper how the da Vinci Surgical Robot works (CANDY PADILLA/The Journal).