ASU Spring Science Days Announced
February 06, 2012
Students from Belaire, Bradford and Fort Concho elementary schools will attend on Feb. 9; Goliad, Santa Rita and Austin elementary students will attend on Feb. 16; and students from Bronte ISD and possibly several other area school districts will attend on Feb. 23. The Cavness Science Building is located at 2460 Dena Drive.
During Science Days, students will see specimens from the Biology Department’s Natural History Collections, showing the variety of wildlife found in the Concho Valley. They will also learn about geology and participate in several hands-on science demonstrations and some interesting math activities. Following lunch on the lawn, the grand finale of the program will be a chemistry and physics magic show. The activities are conducted by ASU faculty, staff and students from the Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics Departments. Students from San Angelo Central High School also provide volunteer support.
Activities will begin at 9:20 a.m. each day and culminate with the magic show starting at 12:40 p.m.
The Science Days program is intended to provide elementary students with the opportunity to experience science in an educational setting and to interest them in science at an early age. Studies show that once students reach the upper elementary grades, it is much harder to stimulate their interest in the sciences. Since its inception in 2006, the Science Days program has hosted more than 10,000 local and area fourth graders.
Dr. Bonnie Amos, ASU professor of biology, organizes the Science Days program during each fall and spring semester. Area elementary schools interested in participating in future sessions of Science Days can contact Amos at (325) 486-6656.
For more information, call Amos or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/biology/sciencedays.html.