Science can be fun

Science can be fun
April 16, 2013 Sophia Holton
Children and parents outside the Reichardt Building watching a demonstration at the Science Potpourri.

Children and parents outside the Reichardt Building watching a demonstration at the Science Potpourri.

By Sophia Holton, Extreme Alaska

This past weekend my partner and I did a story on the 20th Annual Science Potpourri that was held on the UAF campus. It was in the Reichardt Building and hosted by the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. The event had a ton of activities that were for children of all ages. The point was to teach kids about science, but in a cool way. As a college student who took the very basic science classes in order to reach the requirements, I was very intrigued by the event. There was a lot of visuals and plenty of ways for kids to get hands on with science. There were events in all types of areas like geology, chemistry, and biology. I must say it was nice to see kids running around and entertained by something that was educational. The event also had  more people than I expected. I would have loved my science classes that much more if we had activities such as the ones at this event. Some activities included nitrogen ice cream and flaming gummy bears. All of them taught a topic in science that I have learned in my classes in college. Overall, I think some of these activities should be incorporated in some college science classes.

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