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ERIC Number: EJ901040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Physical Science Rocks! Outreach for Elementary Students
McKone, Kevin
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n11 p892-894 2010
Students at Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Co-Lin) have been hesitant to take courses in the physical sciences, mostly because of a lack of exposure to them in K-12 or a bad experience in this area. The college is addressing this need by exposing students to the physical sciences early on in their education. The science division at Co-Lin has initiated some new programs in an effort to bring physics and astronomy to upper elementary and junior high students. As part of Co-Lin's lecture series, the science division presents an annual science program geared towards elementary school students. This last year, over 300 enjoyed Jugglemania, a juggling show that introduced students to the physics and math of juggling. This year, students will be entertained by Bubbleman and his show about the physics of bubbles. Last summer, Co-Lin started a week long science camp through the physics department, emphasizing robotics and astronomy for upper elementary and junior high students. The Co-Lin science division hopes these young students will view the physical sciences in a better light and think about the possibility of going to college and studying science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi