Pleasanton Weekly

News - June 3, 2011

The fun of science

Junior Raquel Fraticelli and sophomore Samuel Peters explained rocks, gems and minerals to students from Lydiksen Elementary as part of Amador Valley High School's annual Spring Science Extravaganza.

Students from all the district's elementary schools were invited to see science in action with activities that ranged from the science of slime to experiments with dry ice.

"It's just fun to see how the kids want to do all the things we do on a regular basis in high school chemistry," said junior Matthew Gugielmo. "It's something to look forward to."

The 550 high school students involved raised their own money for the two-day event, with T-shirt and entertainment book sales and the help of a grant from Pleasanton Partnerships In Education.


Posted by Wish I knew!, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I wish I had known about this event. Sounds like a fantastic way to get elementary students interested in science.

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