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ASU Fall Science Days Set for November

November 03, 2010

More than 750 local and area fourth graders will get an up-close look at some of the wonders of science during Angelo State University’s fall Science Days Nov. 9, 11, 16 and 18 in the Cavness Science Building on the ASU campus.

Students from Austin, Bradford, Crockett and Angelo Catholic elementary schools will attend on Nov. 9; Lamar Elementary and Wall ISD students will attend Nov. 11; McGill, Reagan County ISD, Santa Rita and San Angelo Christian Academy students will attend Nov. 16; and students from Belaire, Bowie and Holiman will attend Nov. 18. The Cavness Science Building is located at 2460 Dena Drive.

During Science Days, students will see specimens from the Biology Department’s Natural History Collections, showing the variety of wildlife found in the Concho Valley. They will also learn about geology and participate in several hands-on science demonstrations and some interesting math activities. Following lunch on the lawn, the grand finale of the program will be a chemistry and physics magic show. The activities are conducted by ASU faculty, staff and students from the Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics Departments.

The Science Days program is intended to provide elementary students with the opportunity to experience science in an educational setting and to interest them in science at an early age. Studies show that once students reach the upper elementary grades, it is much harder to stimulate their interest in the sciences.

Dr. Bonnie Amos, ASU professor of biology, organizes the Science Days program. For more information, or if you are interested in participating in the spring Science Days, contact Amos at 942-2189 or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/biology/sciencedays.html.

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