Tuesday, April 16, 2013
By Chanel Hill
Philadelphia-area students and their teachers received lessons in laboratory science during Science Week, a program that supports science education from elementary through high school levels. Twenty schools in the Philadelphia region participated, including Central High, Parkway Center City, the William M. Meredith Elementary School (K-8) in Queen Village, and Green Woods Charter School (K-8) in Roxborough, and students from the Philadelphia Academies Inc.
Elementary through middle school students rotated among six hands-on workshops on astronomy, chromatography, gases, acid/base reactions, electrochemistry and light and color. High school students experienced a “Weird Science on Fuels and Energy” demonstration at the event. Nationally recognized science demonstrator and educator from the University of Illinois at Chicago Lee Marek, presented the lecture to the high school students.
The six-day program was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center March 16-21. Pittcon, the world’s premier annual conference and exposition on laboratory science, hosted the event.