Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009
ASU Fall Science Days Set for November
More than 700 local and area fourth graders will get a close look at some of the wonders of science during Angelo State University’s Science Days Nov. 3, 5, 10 and 12 in the Cavness Science Building on the ASU campus.
Students from Bowie, McGill and Glenmore elementary schools will attend on Nov. 3; Holiman, Belaire and Santa Rita students will attend Nov. 5; Reagan, Fort Concho and Crockett students will attend Nov. 10; and students from Alta Loma, Big Lake, Wall, Angelo Catholic School, San Angelo Christian Academy and the San Angelo Christian Home School Association will attend Nov. 12. 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. Nick Flynn, associate professor of biochemistry, organizes the Science Days program. Prior to Science Days, he also provides teachers with materials to share with their students to help enhance their understanding and enjoyment of the program.
For more information, contact Flynn at 942-2181, Ext. 6650, or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/chemistry/sciencedays.html.