Spooktacular Science Night

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By Jamison Hooks Staff Writer

Morgan County primary school students are learning science can be fun as well as educational. Students were thrilled to attend Spooktacular Science Night at Morgan County Primary School (MCPS) in order to participate in a fun science night out. The event was kicked-off earlier in the school day with a Science Magic Show that was performed for each grade level. “A Science Magic Show was performed Wednesday for each grade level and got kids excited about attending science night,” explained STEM Lab Teacher Ginny Kiepper. “The magic show and science night activities were part of an innovative program initiative at MCPS to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and designed to get students excited and engaged in learning,” said Kiepper. Spooky science was the night’s theme as students rotated from station to station. “Students were able to participate in 11 hands on science activities such as making “Screaming Balloons”, investigating magnets, Newtons Laws of Gravity, sounds, and even riding a Hovercraft,” explained Kiepper. Students explored the spooky STEM oriented projects while dressed up in their Halloween costumes and were able to trick or treat at each station. “This was the first ever “Spooktacular Science Nights, although MCPS has had science nights in the past- it has been several years since we had one at the primary school,” said Kiepper. Spooktacular Science Night proved to be an extremely successful activity for MCPS. “This was one of the most well attended activities at MCPS. Estimated number was around 375 students and parents. We were thrilled at the turn out,” said Kiepper.

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