Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Police Athletic League is expecting over 100 families to participate in fun science experiments at the seventh-annual event.
The Greater Norristown Police Athletic League (GNPAL) will host its seventh annual Family Science Night, March 15, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The event will take place in the GNPAL gymnasium and feature scores of family-friendly, fun science and engineering experiments that youth in kingergarten through eighth-grade are encouraged to participate. “The whole idea is to get the families out and together,” Maggie Hall, GNPAL board of directors member, said. “The science that will take place that night, is fun science.” Hall, a retired secondary math teacher, said that GNPAL jumped at the opportunity to engage youth and their families through the science fair. She credits a GNPAL volunteer for coming up with the idea. She said that the GNPAL volunteer…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Our Montco Mommy learns that when your little one enters the science fair, it's mom who becomes the scientist.
I loved doing science projects. Despite my ultimate decision to focus a career on writing and editing, I was really good with, and enjoyed figuring out, science and math problems. I’m glad I enjoyed it oh so long ago, because it has come back into my house to "haunt" me. And here, I thought I was done with elementary school myself. Turns out, I was just getting started. Each year my son begs and begs to enter the science fair. As he is only in first grade, what he says is “Mom, can you help me do a project?” What I hear is, “Mom, you have a science project to get done!” This year’s big show was just last week. My son is very into “science,” more accurately at this point meaning blowing things up, seeing reactions, testing things – he loves…
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Students from across the district gathered Thursday to present their winning science fair projects
Students from across the school district gathered Thursday evening, Feb. 24, at Norristown Area High School to present their winning science fair projects. Cole Manor Elementary School kindergarten students Maggie Daniels and Kevin Wayne shared an enthusiasm for science that was contagious. Never has the process of ice melting been more exciting as the two eager 5-year-olds raced against each other to explain each step of their process.