Students, staff and parents were eager to experiment with science on Dec. 12 at David Hoy Elementary School in Fort St. James.
Instructors from Science World from the Road Outreach Team in Prince George were ready to test the student’s hypothesis as various experiments were put to the test.
Students raised their hands in excitement hoping to be chosen as a volunteer to help with each experiment that was presented.
Various demonstrations including tests involving air, sound and friction kept the audience’s full attention.
“What’s your prediction?” asked Stefano Giulianetti from Science World.
“Let’s test it,” students would respond in excitement.
The instructors continued to entertain and teach as variables were changed and retested.
By the end of the presentation, students were familiar with the scientific process of: asking a question, doing background research, constructing a hypothesis, testing it, analyzing and drawing connections and communicating final results.
Whether doing a science project in a classroom or an independent project, students were encouraged to understand the steps, to focus on their questions, to work through their observations and data so that they themselves could try to answer their own questions in the future.
“Our presentation is over,” said Emilie Benoit from Science World.
“But that dosen’t mean science is. Science is happening all around us, all the time,” said Benoit.
“And don’t be afraid to test it.”
Science World/The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre in Prince George continue to bring local history and hands on science to local schools through their various programs and exhibits.