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North students mesmerized by science

June 7, 2012
By J.T. Whitehouse , Town Crier

The gymnasium at Poland North Elementary School was transformed into a giant chemistry lab on Thursday, May 31 as the students got a visit by the Carnegie Science Center. The center brought their traveling road show "Ion Jones and the Lost Temple of Chemistry" to the school.

The center set up various stations around the gym that students could choose to visit during their allotted time. Assisting the Center's staff were members of the Poland North PTO, who helped man the various stations.

Carnegie staff educator, Jonathan "Ion Jones" Doctorick, led the show that was based on chemistry. Each work station had something to do with the science.

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Poland first-graders Chuck Skibbe, James Clutter, and Alex Santangelo learn about the viscosity of common liquids.

"We are science on the road," Doctorick said. "We reach 10 schools each day, every day Monday through Friday."

He said the idea is to bring the world of science to school students at a young age and get them interested.

"We are tricking the kids into science," he said. "But I'll come back next year and these kids will remember what they did here today."



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