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Science Night Engages Students, Families

Annual event shows children the potential of science

From physics to fitness, Science Night at and elementary schools on Thursday night was all about showing students what science does in their lives.

Did you bring your children to Science Night? Share your photos here!

"I love it," said Heritage South principal Jason Call of Science Night. "It's one of the highlights of the year. It shows students the practical applications of science, how science can be a career. And it's great to see them here with their families."

Exhibits included showing a catapult for playing cornhole, students generating energy by riding bikes, and a working Tesla coil.

The most popular exhibits involved the Grossology Labs, where students used chemistry to make fake snot and create burps using chemical reaction and balloons, and the Poly One exhibit where liquid nitrogen was used to make ice cream.

Let's Get Physical Therapy showed students about nutrition by having them do jumping jacks for a minute straight and then pointing out how many minutes of jumping jacks it would take to burn off their favorite snacks.

"I feel bad for my mom," one girl said, noticing in the exhibit that it takes 55 minutes of jumping jacks to burn off a Snickers bar. "She loves these."

Teacher Amy Rottman was thrilled with the turnout.

"I don't think anyone else has something like this," she said. "It's a community thing as much as a school thing. Parents, organizations, businesses, all come here to get the students excited about science."

Mary Robbins March 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Hi Melissa! My kids, Daria and Nick (pictured at the Astronomic table) love Science night. They were still talking about it this morning when they woke up!!
Melissa Hebert March 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Hi, Mary! I'm so glad they had a good time. Wish I had a Science Night when I was a kid. Maybe I would have liked science classes better!
Kristin Leb March 16, 2012 at 02:21 PM
My son loved it too! He even invited a non-Avon friend to come along, they had a great time. Wonderful event for the locals, thanks Heritage!

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