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Sussex students explore science together

Apr 04, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups

On March 29, the La Casita After-School Homework Program hosted its very first science fair, titled “Exploring Science Together.”  There was 15 hands-on science stations for students to explore natural sciences, technology, engineering and more.  More than 90 students from La Casita and the Delaware Prevention Network After-School Program participated at the First State Community Action Agency offices in Georgetown.

Students learned how to conduct water quality tests, make slime, learn about the powers of fruit, had an encounter with robotics, and even made their own catapults as they visited different stations during the morning.

A major purpose of this event is to help spark student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Events like this one may lead to increased interest in studying sciences and even pursuing careers in STEM. This event is sponsored by Familias Unidas de La Casita, First State Community Action Agency, Girl Scouts of America, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford, CAD Imports, 4-H and other community businesses.

Working on their engineering skills by making towers out of marshmallows are (l-r) Vanessa Santico, volunteer Dulce Sanches and Jaide Morales.

 

Digging for fossils are Kenny Bartilon and Natalie Lablear-Chavez. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Delaware Nature Society Manager Jason Beale shows the types of fish that live in the different water quality environments the children tested in their experiments. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Leonora Dillon, a volunteer from the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, helps Ingrid Roblero work through a program that will make the Lego robot move. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Having fun with slime and learning about molecules are Jennifer Gomez and Alexander Hernandez. The slime changes as glue is added to Borax. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
Discovering how fruit can conduct electricity are (l-r) Kenisha, Clarence and Mike Napoleon. (Photo by: Steven Billups)
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