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Math and Science Festival at BPC draws big crowd
|Brewton-Parker College chemistry student Brett Stuart demonstrates a
Coke®-cano, in which a Mentos® mint and diet soda are used to suddenly
release the carbon dioxide from a bottle of diet soda to create a volcanic
effect during the Fall Math and Science Festival on Saturday on the Brewton-Parker
campus in Mount Vernon. (BPC Photo by LeAnn Scott)
The Brewton-Parker College Math and Science Division conducted its semi-annual
Math and Science Festival on Saturday. More than 100 area students from kindergarten
through 12th grade participated in hands-on math and science projects.
The event, in conjunction with the Heart of Georgia Youth Science and Technology
Center, was held in the Morgan-Moses Building.
We had 98 children sign up during the festival,” said Dr. David McMillan,
chair of Brewton-Parker’s Math and Science Division. “This does
not count parents and teachers. More children came to the festival, but did
not sign in for the event. We had one group come by the bus load.”
This event provided a fun Saturday morning that was free. Around 40 Brewton-Parker
College students were involved in helping plan and watch over an activity.
Students participated in a math bingo game, solved a crime, watched Diet Coca-Cola
become a volcano, play soccer to figured out math problems, made necklaces,
looked at fossils, and other very interesting games and activities.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the day, whether young or old. Many were excited to
see what they could participate in next. Saturday proved to be an exciting,
educational day that children will remember.