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November 2001

Release Date: November 7, 2001

ASU Faculty to Treat SAISD Fourth-Graders with Magic of Basic Sciences

The chemistry, biology and physics faculty at Angelo State University will demonstrate some of the wonders of science for more than 200 fourth-graders Thursday morning on the ASU campus.

Activities will begin at 9 a.m. in the Cavness Science Building and the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building and will include a variety of demonstrations as well as a visit to the ASU Planetarium.

The goal of the program is to show elementary students how exciting science can be, said Dr. Nick Flynn, who is coordinating the event, and to get them to considering possible careers in the basic sciences.

Activities that the students will be involved in will include making slime, floating bubbles and bird banding. The participating school children will also have the opportunity to design scientific experiments and see a chemistry and physics magic show.

"You often hear that children are our future," Flynn said, "but I think you can also make a case that science is our future as well. Getting kids involved at science at this age so that they can consider a career in science will help everybody's future."