The Science Days program provides elementary school students in the fourth grade with the opportunity to experience science in an educational setting. It is the goal of this program to get students interested in the sciences early because studies indicate that once students reach the upper grade levels, it is much harder to stimulate their interest in the sciences.
As part of the Science Days program, students are exposed to the Angelo State Natural History Collections, part of the Biology Department. These collections demonstrate the variety of animal and plant life that can be found in the region surrounding San Angelo and in other parts of the U.S. and the world.
Students are also given the opportunity to participate in hands-on science demonstrations that provide them with a compelling perspective on the sciences. A geology demonstration teaches students about types of volcanic eruptions as well as types of rocks.
Students are also shown interesting and engaging math activities. A chemistry and physics magic show culminates each program to demonstrate more concepts in those fields. These concepts are explained at a level that the students can appreciate and understand.