The Parris Powers Science and Math Expo at Volunteer State Community College is coming up on April 5. It’s a fun day of science learning for kids K-8 and their parents and grandparents. There will be dozens of hands-on demonstrations and activities. Those exhibits are put together by Vol State students, who gain a new perspective on science and math education. Topics will include: water properties (cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension), dry ice demonstrations, and education on biodegradable and recyclable materials. Students can make, and take home, their own bouncy polymer balls, and create ice cream using liquid nitrogen. For students interested in the stars and sky, the Cumberland Astronomical Society and Vanderbilt Mobile Planetarium will be on hand.
The Expo, now in its 17th year, is named in honor of former Vol State Chemistry Professor Parris Powers. He organized the Expo for many years, and passed away in 2016. The Science and Math Expo will be held on Thursday, April 5 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in and around the Wallace Health Sciences Building- North, 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. www.volstate.edu/expo