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Vol State Science and Math Expo features hands-on fun for kids

Submitted on March 23, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Water bottle rockets shooting into the sky. It's a fun and entertaining way to spend the day. It's also science at work. The Science and Math Expo at Volunteer State Community College brings science alive for kids with more than 50 hands-on activities. The Science and Math Expo is designed for all kids from kindergarten through middle school. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to tag along and take part in the fun.

Activities this year include the Fisk-Vanderbilt traveling planetarium, telescope viewing of sunspots and planets, wildlife rehabilitation, an appearance by NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Lelan Statom, and the always popular egg-drop contest. The theme is "Science, Society and Sustainability" and many of the exhibits will have an environmental theme. It's a service learning and community outreach project for the college and more than 120 Vol State students will participate, by both organizing the activities and working hands-on with the kids.

The 10th annual Vol State Science and Math Expo will be held on Thursday, April 7 from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. It will take place in the Wallace Building on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information call 615-230-3261.

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