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Brewton-Parker College education students Nicole Sally (left) and Maria Rea assist youngsters with a static electricity experiment during the college's Spring Math and Science Festival on Saturday on the Brewton-Parker campus in Mount Vernon. (BPC Photo by Omie LeAnn Scott)
Math and Science Festival draws 90 students
By Omie LeAnn Scott
BPC Public Relations
Ninety students from kindergarten through the 12th grade participated in Brewton-Parker College’s Spring Math and Science Festival on Saturday, March 18, in the Morgan-Moses Math and Natural Science Center.
The students, who included two busloads from Jeff Davis County Schools, participated in hands-on projects ranging from cleaning pennies, building Alka-Seltzer lava lamps and rockets to bubble science. Students also participated in hands-on science demonstrations and math games.
Math and Science Festivals are conducted each spring and fall semester for kids in grades K-12. The goal is to promote and encourage the discovery and enjoyment of science and math.
The program began in the fall of 2002 and has increased in size each semester. Brewton-Parker’s divisions of Math and Science and Education work together with the Heart of Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center to put on this event.
A large number of volunteers help make this program possible. Volunteers included Brewton-Parker biology, chemistry, physics, math and science education students, BPC education students, Brewton-Parker’s Discovery Science Club, local teachers, as well as community leaders.