Motivating the Future
Mandee Kiep and Brandon Williams, Staff Writer
March 15, 2012
Filed under News
Children express their love for science as they fill the Eagle’s Nest. Children of all ages from elementary to junior high school students enjoy the many activities and experiments performed and shared to them.
The Fun WIth Science Night was brought to Enochs High School by Sceince teacher Mr. Menshew, and has continued to grow with the Bio Tech Club’s support and dedication.
“Sponsored by the BIo Tech Club, but all science teachers are invited” said Mr. Iverson “About 18 to 20 stations are set up so that elementary school students can participate.”
Working all year long, the Bio Tech Club gets everything ready.
“At about four o’clock students in carious science classes help set up all the stations and at 6 o’clock young children start to come,” said Mr. Menshew.
Some of the stations include extracting DNA from strawberries and creating fossils.
“We found it engages a lot of young learners,” Mr. Menshew said. “This year we have a design challenge team of two newspapers and take five minutes to prepare, whoever stands for 30 seconds wins.”
Besides handing out prizes and having fun, Fun With Science Night has a bigger picture
“We do this to offer a community an appreciation for science and promote it at school as well as promoting our Bio Tech program” said Mr. Iverson.
The Bio Tech Club in Enochs High School contributes to the community and enjoys allowing young kids to express their love for science.
“I think its wonderful to see the and enjoyment for the younger kids appreciating science and their parents too. It means a lot to see them try to figure out their environment,” Mr. Iverson said. “To motivate them to pursue science thrills me when they think its cool.”