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longs creek celebrates science day with critters and a balloon

Longs Creek Elementary School learned real world science from the experts Friday, April 11. The school invited special guests for an entire day devoted to science.

Sky Kings Falconry brought owls and falcons to the school for Science Day. Birdman brought birds. There were critters, dentists, disc golfers, and scientists. RE/MAX brought a hot air balloon. Captain Steve, with RE/MAX, taught students how air molecules spread out and rise when they are heated.

"The goal was to see science in the world around us," said Heather Carroll, fifth grade teacher at Longs Creek. "They learn science in class, but we picked presenters to share real world lessons."

Military scientists taught lessons about caring for wounded soldiers. Teachers and students from Krueger School of Applied Technologies (KSAT) presented on scientific method.

Students in all grades enjoyed seeing science in action and being able to ask questions of the experts.

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Students had lots of questions about the hot air balloon and how it worked.

 

Longs Creek Science Day

Students from each grade attended the hot air balloon presentation.

 

Posted on April 11, 2014