SCIENCE FAIR!!


By Joyce Ervin

Lots of fun and educational experiments were demonstrated at the recently held Symons Elementary School’s Science Night event.
Youngsters and their parents traveled from station to station to learn chemical reactions, physics, and many other scientific concepts demonstrated in an age-appropriate manner.
The school curriculum and the science fair are designed to help kids learn through the STEM program, teaching the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Anxiously awaiting to see if the cup would rocket through the air, after an antacid tablet was dropped in a bit of water by volunteer, Mackenzie McDaniels, fourth-grade student, Tabitha Warner, were not disappointed. The tiny cup holding the concoction traveled at least three-feet after the chemical reaction caused an explosion.
Tabitha said her favorite school subject was science. She’s going to be a scientist when she grows up and, she said, “study fossils.”
Third-grade student in Jessica Stafford’s classroom, Mia Robinson, built a block structure from interlocking pieces and then passed it on to a neighboring student to have her structure recreated in 15 seconds. Intently watching was her two-year-old sibling, Katie Robinson, her mother, Lisa Sims and grandmother, Laurie Taylor. Though Mia thought the experiment fun, she did say her favorite area of science was, “plants.”
Drew Biederman, fifth-grader, loves science. Talking up a storm, he said, his father is a science teacher and science is fun, “You learn things. You never know what’s going to happen.”
He hustled from one station to another watching the volunteers perform their experiments. He was accompanied by his father, Larry Biederman, the science teacher.
Nichole Lohrke from the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum greeted guests and had pertinent literature available for the taking.
Parent Teacher Organization president, Kelly Foro said ten of the student volunteers were members of the National Junior Honor Society. Sixth-graders, not yet eligible for the NJHS, Aubrey Grutt and Kailey McDaniels were two younger volunteers.
Foro said it was a pleasure to spend the fundraising money on events like the Science Fair. She said, “It’s a popular event.”

Joyce Ervin is a freelance writer reporting on Milan. She can be contacted at: jlervin42 [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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