Science Unscripted teaches children at Centreville Library
CENTREVILLE — The Maryland Science Center’s Traveling Science Programs brought an exciting program, Science Unscripted, to the Queen Anne’s County Library in Centreville on Thursday, April 13.
School was out for spring break, and kindergarten through fifthgrade students were able to get a front row seat to cool demonstrations including liquid nitrogen, chemical mixing, and combustion reactions. Informal science education — like this demonstration — is key to STEM success and the core of the Science Center’s mission.
Presenters, KC and Kristen, from the Science Center, entertained and introduced the children to the wonders of science for about an hour, engaging them in participation of the experiments.
Watching the demonstrations, the students were able to visualize the way calories or energy is burned, such as sugar in the form of a gummy bear. They also watched the effect of molecules shrinking when they get colder, as demonstrated by an air filled balloon being sucked into a glass tube containing liquid nitrogen.
Students also participated in an experiment in which a chemical additive to a clear liquid, turned the liquid a brown color, this experiment clearly amazed the littler children, with it’s ‘magic like’ ability.
Last year, more than 1,200 students in Queen Anne’s county were able to participate in these outreach programs available through the Science Center.
To learn more about the topics offered by the Traveling Science Program or how you can reserve a Traveling Science Program for your school, visit http://www. mdsci.org/programs/ traveling-science-pro gram.
Isiah Dodd is recognized for his efforts and dedication to the Queen Anne’s County High School basketball team. Isiah’s hard work and dedication is an asset to the QACHS basketball team and helps bring them success all season long, while he shows his pride in being a QACHS Lion. Athletic Director Brian Kelly, along with principal Amy Hudock, presents Isiah with a jersey at the April Board of Education meeting.