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Hands-on Science Fun for Kids and Parents April 4th

Submitted on March 07, 2013 at 9:23 AM

The Volunteer State Community College Science and Math Expo explores the "Human Element" this year with a full-size "Operation Man" and Lego engineering. It's the twelfth year for the annual event, which brings in hundreds of kids and parents to explore science. There will be more than fifty demonstrations and hands-on activities covering subjects from chemistry and biology to environmental science and astronomy. The Expo is designed for kids from kindergarten through middle school. The activities are put together by Vol State Science and Math students, who gain a new perspective on science and math education.

"This year's theme focuses on the science and math of the human body," said event co-organizer Glenn McCombs. "Our Vol State students design the activities for the secondary school students and their parents and grandparents to enjoy. Our students shine every year and we anticipate their creativity and willingness to engage the community will be outstanding once again."

Activities this year include many returning favorites: liquid nitrogen balloon dipping, telescope viewing with the Cumberland Astronomical Society, wildlife rehabilitation and animals from Walden's Puddle, and the always popular egg drop contest.

The Vol State Science and Math Expo will be held on Thursday, April 4 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will take place in and around 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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