More than 300 elementary school students from around the area crowded into the Williams Conference Center Friday afternoon, where they worked with the college students and faculty from the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Roughly 30 faculty members and students volunteered their time, presenting activities ranging from chemistry magic shows to physics lessons focused on subjects like prediction gravity.
"We're passionate about science and we want to make sure the community, especially students, be passionate about science as well," said Lewis-Clark State College Biology teacher Matthew Brady. "This is one of the best ways to do it, to have hands on activities where the kids are coming in and seeing that science is much more than just facts."
Brady said the variety of scientific activities provide the children with the clarification needed to understand how different scientific systems work. The event also allows faculty and students to make a connection with the students in a positive and fun environment.