Release Date: October 9, 2007
SAISD Science Days at ASU
Hundreds of San Angelo Independent School District fourth graders will get an up-close look at some of the wonders of science during Angelo State University’s Science Days Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, 13 and 15 in the ASU Cavness Science Building.
During Science Days, students will see specimens from the Biology Department’s Natural History Collections showing the variety of wildlife found in the region surrounding San Angelo. 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 different activities are conducted by ASU faculty, staff and students from the Chemistry, 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. Nick Flynn, associate professor of biochemistry and director of the ASU Honors Program, organizes the Science Days program and also provides a list of activities for SAISD teachers to present to their students prior to attending, which will enhance their understanding and enjoyment.