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Science Night at Fox Hill School October 3, 2014

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The Science Center and Fox Hill’s PTO held “Science Night” Thursday evening for Fox Hill School Elemntary School.  This free event for students and their families was centered around science fun and exploration.  The Science Center had several activities going on throughout the evening, all which focused on the them of “night-time.”

Ms. Pavlicek and the Science Center aides shared a variety of nocturnal animals, which included cockroaches, taranula, snakes, salamanders, hedgehogs, geckos and an owl.   Families could get a close-up view, ask questions and even get a chance to touch or hold some of the animals.

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There was a “mystery matter” activity where students made observations and predictions about whether the unique substance was a liquid or a soild.

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Mr. Musselman was demonstrating the use of a telescope while students were able to look through the scope at an image of the the moon.

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There were several science arts and crafts areas where students could create and take home something to remember.  These included creating their own constellation using stars with chalk and a glow-in-the-dark north star/big dipper poster to hang in their bedroom.

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Families could practice their engineering skills while designing and building a straw rocket.  Rockets were launched from a  starting line and tested for how far they could fly.

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A special highlight was the blow-up planetarium shows which were hosted by retired Mr. Papadonis! What a treat!

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The high school robotics team shared information and recruited volunteers for after school robotics clubs at the elementary schools.

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It was a great event and fun was had by all! We would like to thank the Fox Hill PTO, Jamie Jaffe, David Daley, Cambridge College volunteers, Mrs. Hogan and Wesley, crossing guard Mrs. Welch, Science Center aides, and Mr. Papadonis for all their help.

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