Queen’s Science Discovery Day a Hit with Local Youth

Published on: 2014/02/04 - in Featured Science & Tech

Teacher candidates at Queen’s University hosted a Science Discovery Day for children and their families this past Saturday afternoon, with 75 science activity centres set up in the foyer and gymnasium of Duncan McArthur Hall.

“This event gives teacher candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their initiative, hard work and creativity,” said associate professor of Elementary Science Education, Diane Lawrence, in a news release. “The day was an exciting way for future elementary teachers to experience how important it is for children of all ages to interact with science materials to make learning come alive.”

There were a wide variety of stations set up for children to learn about science and technology topics, including hands-on experiments that involved competing for the fastest time pumping “blood” using a model heart, demonstrating how vegetables and fruit can conduct electricity, and racing balloons to demonstrate propulsion.

You can find more photos from the event at this Queen’s University Flickr page.

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Photo: Queen’s University News Centre