The Volunteer State Community College "Parris Powers Science and Math Expo" was created to get K-12 school kids excited about science, with dozens of displays, demonstrations and hands-on fun, all put together by Vol State students and faculty. The Expo is designed for kids from kindergarten through middle school and hundreds of students attend each year. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to tag along and take part in the fun. Many popular activities return each year, such as the egg drop contest and science discovery room. Kids can watch as balloons are flash frozen, or view germs under a microscope. Each Expo also has a specific theme and many of the activities are part of that theme. That leads to exciting demonstrations such as rocket launching and making 'slime' in the chemistry lab. The Science and Math Expo is always free and open to everyone.
The Expo is named for Chemistry Professor Parris Powers who helped to make the event what it is today.
The 17th annual Vol State "Parris Powers Science and Math Expo" will be held on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. It will take place in and around the Wallace Building on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin.
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