Bremerton, Wash., Feb. 8, 2011 – March 22, 2011 marks the beginning of the second annual Celebrate Science Week. Fifth and sixth graders from schools around Kitsap County were invited to this celebration, free of cost. This event is designed to encourage kids to think about science and attending college. Over 400 students attended Olympic College’s first annual Celebrate Science Week in 2010.
Each school invited will visit Olympic College’s Bremerton campus on one of four days the event is scheduled. The young students will enjoy exciting science demonstrations and hands-on activities led by Olympic College’s science professors.
The following is a list of activities that will take place during this educational and fun-filled week:
Museum of Life Exhibit – Dr. Angela Elauria will walk students through models of cellular structures created by biology students and a display of five basic groups of living organisms (bacteria, fungi, protists, plants, and animals).
A Bug’s Life - Dr. Joe Smith, OC’s resident entomologist, will provide fun and interesting insights into the lives of real insects that live in OC’s biology lab.
Chemistry Blast - Professor Cami Geyer will guide a tour of the chemistry lab with some simple hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations, including “Exploding Gummy Bears”.
Microscope Adventure - Students will explore the microscopic life in the stereoscopic microscope lab. Students are encouraged to bring small objects to observe under microscopes (i.e. coins, small rocks or crystals, leaves, twigs, etc.).
Film Showing - An entertaining and thought provoking film about the wonders of Biology.
Celebrate Science Week is 9 a.m. until noon Tuesday, March 22, 2011 through Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Science and Technology (Sci-Tech) building on Olympic College’s Bremerton campus.
A special thanks goes out to the Olympic College Foundation for providing the giveaways and supplies for this event.
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