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Forest View Elementary students to steep in science on June 4th Science Day

Squids and rockets, iPads and airplanes, hydropower, candy chemistry and more will entice students during the fourth annual Science Day at Forest View Elementary School on June 4, 2014.
Science Day volunteer demonstrates what happens when a solid turns into a gas. Photo credit: Everett School District.

By Mary Waggoner, Everett Public Schools Director of Communications.

Squids and rockets, iPads and airplanes, hydropower, candy chemistry and more will amaze students during the fourth annual Science Day at Forest View Elementary School on June 4, 2014.

Science Day ignites curiosity about new science, math and technology topics. It expands what students are learning every day in classrooms by bringing in volunteers from an array of professions to show how classroom learning applies outside of school.

“Each year students are amazed by what these generous volunteers do and how science, math and technology are all around us in ways we might not have appreciated or been aware of before,” said Holly Martinez, Forest View Elementary School principal.

The Pacific Science Center sets the day’s tone with an assembly for students and adults. Presenters include the Museum of Flight, Seattle Tilth Association, Everett Parks & Recreation, Bricks 4 Kidz, Snohomish County PUD, as well as organizations and parent volunteers who want to share their passion for science.

Students leave the assembly fired up and eager to work on four different projects on subjects such as squid dissection, medical imaging, iPad apps, airplanes and lifting, hydropower, rocket science, GeoDomes, candy chemistry, astronomy and the human body.

“Organized by our school PTA, this day supports STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning at school and instills a thirst to learn and explore more,” said Martinez.

“Our incredible staff and families plan and execute this all-day science event. We have excellent guest speakers from within and outside our school community,” said Michelle Nims, Forest View Elementary School PTA Science Day Captain.

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