About 115 fifth graders from Rayne Township Elementary School participated in six activities presented by faculty from Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics during Science Day at IUP on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Organized by Biology professor Holly Travis and fifth-grade science teacher Megan Bush, a graduate of IUP’s Elementary Education program, Science Day included demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on activities.
Science Education students Nicole Mountain, Zach Spangler, and George Tickerhoof and Art Studio student Justin DeCarlo assisted with directing groups, cleaning up between rotations, and keeping everything moving smoothly.
The fifth graders enjoyed Sterns ice cream in the Oak Grove during their break for lunch and received note boards from the Biology Department before they returned to school.
Based on the students' lively discussions during lunch and between sessions, they learned all kinds of new things and were very excited about science and the opportunities it affords for research and discovery.
We hope to see many of these students back at IUP as college students in a few years!