The Parris Powers Science and Math Expo at Volunteer State Community College is a hands-on learning experience for kids K-8 and their parents and grandparents. The Expo is coming up on April 4. It’s a fun day of science learning. There will be dozens of demonstrations and activities. Those exhibits are put together by Vol State students, who gain a new perspective on science and math education. Activities will include: Creating elephant toothpaste; building boats and testing their floating abilities; making ice cream using liquid nitrogen; learning about the effects of smoking and vaping; and touring the Vol State Community Garden, among many others. 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 18th 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 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