Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Science Fair Fun

-from the Curator

Students displaying their projects at STEM Night
Yesterday we attended the Wilson Jr. High School STEM Night.  About 200 7th and 8th grade students from Wilson Junior High, Kennedy Middle School, and De Anza Magnet participated, and friends, family, and community members came out to support them. Several science-related groups were also invited to have a table to interest people in what they do and this year we were invited to attend.
Showing our upcoming exhibit and having fun with rocks!

143 students and adults stopped by our table to talk to up about our upcoming exhibit, field trips, and rocks.  We displayed several of our exhibit drawings as well as several samples of volcanic rocks: basalt, obsidian, pumice, and geodes. Everyone loved rocks and people were excited to touch these samples and talk to us about their own rock hounding experiences.

It was great to see so many kids excited about a hands-on approach to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Congratulations to all the students for great projects- we hope to see you all out at the museum after our new exhibit is installed!

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