28 Jul

Handson Science at Sixth Graders Fingertips

first_imgAddThis ShareTipsheet Hands-on Science at Sixth Graders’FingertipsAbout 60 sixth graders from Houston ISD will come eye to lens withmicroscopic organisms, safely see the freezing effects of liquid nitrogen, anddiscover why a roller coaster can go upside down and still stay on track thisSaturday at “Explorations in Science 1997” to be held at Rice University. In groups of 15, the students will explore four areas of sciencebiology,chemistry, neuroscience and physics-using a variety of experiments during theone-day workshop intended to expose them to exciting hands-on science. Thestudents will spend most of their time doing experiments, but they will also seedemonstrations of science in each field.Rice’s Association of Biologically Inclined Students (RABIES) is theworkshop’s sponsor, along with co-sponsors Baylor College of Medicine, theSociety of Physics Students and Owlchemy, Rice’s student affiliate chapter ofthe American Chemical Society. Rice undergraduate students will teach theworkshops, which are free for the sixth graders. The students were selected fromnine participating middle schools in the Houston Independent School District.All four workshops will be offered March 22 from 9:40 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. andagain from 12:25 pm. to 2 p.m. on the Rice campus. For exact locations, pleasecontact Lia Unrau at the number below.Contact: Lia Unrau, Rice University Science Editor, (713) 831-4793, [email protected]### last_img

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