Contact: Irma Lyons, Principal FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
310.452.2364, ext. 333 20 April 2009
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:00pm in the cafeteria
Will Rogers Learning Community,
excited to announce this year’s Will Rogers Science Expo in partnership with
The science expo features an opportunity to view Will Rogers’ student projects where they could construct a collection, create a portfolio, or explore through an investigation their science topic of interest. In addition, that evening students and families can actively participate in hands-on science investigations designed in collaboration with Will Rogers’ teachers and SMC students. Students from Professor Waugh’s independent science course and former SMC/ Copernicus Institute participants consulted with Will Rogers’ science educator Pam Dresher, where they were exposed to hands-on, standards based, inquiry science at the elementary level. Following their observations, the SMC students assisted in developing grade level appropriate investigation stations for the community to engage in. One station will demonstrate how different elements determine which colors are visible on the color spectrum using gas diffusion tubes.
In honor of Earth Day, stop by and see the new SMC “Electric car” and the SMPD “Smart car” on exhibit. These new cars embody innovation and provide environmentally friendly alternatives. The SMC students are also providing special exhibits featuring a laser nebula to further encourage and entice our budding young scientists. This event and collaboration was made possible by the Will Rogers PTA and grant monies secured through The Copernicus/Aurora Projects, a SMC/ UC Riverside collaboration.
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