Science and Math Expo features hands-on activities for kids

Submitted on March 15, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Science can be fun. Have you ever held a brittle star? Or looked into the eyes of a bull python? These are just a couple of the hands-on activities for kids at the upcoming Science and Math Expo at Volunteer State Community College. The theme this year is "Going Green."

Kids and parents can figure out the size of their own carbon footprint. Demonstrations will include an inside look at energy saving technologies, such as hybrid and biodiesel powered vehicles. Participants can observe the heavens through telescope viewing stations, and make 'slime' in the chemistry lab. There will be an 'organ recital' in which Vol State anatomy and physiology students will assist visitors in identifying body organs. Several organizations will be on hand, including the National Wildlife Federation, Kilowatt Ours, the Cumberland Astronomical Society and Metro Parks Nature Centers.

The Science and Math Expo is designed for all kids from kindergarten through middle school. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to tag along and take part in the fun.

The ninth annual Vol State Science and Math Expo will be held on Thursday, April 1 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will take place in the Wallace Building on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information call 615-230-3261.

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