students attended the evening, which boasted 41 demonstrations, presentations
“We felt that this night would be a great way to get students excited about science and for the younger students to learn new and interesting information from the older students,” said Crissy Giacona, middle school science teacher and event coordinator. “The older students were elated to share their information with the younger students and pass their excitement for science to
The middle school students were broken up into groups of two and were located in various classrooms around the school and the younger students moved from room to room to view whatever project that was of interest to them.
The projects ranged from explaining how static electricity works, to why oil and water don’t mix to a full on volcano demonstration and a chance to look through a telescope at the night skies as well as a small scale version of a Mars rover in action. Also of interest was the crime scene project, plasma ball, levitating orb, chemical reaction, earthquake demonstration and lava in a cup.
“We made sure that each room was staffed by a teacher to monitor the experiments and to maintain a safe environment,” Giacona said. “There is a lack of science and math graduates today and the more we as educators can do to promote these subjects and help students stay interested, the more likely they will to stay in these fields.”
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