Kids Spend Day Off Doing Science

Friday, Oct. 11, was a teachers' in-service day in many area schools, and Michigan Tech's Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education has a fun day of science activities planned for students in grades one through six.

For first through third graders, the "Best of Bugs" was about insects and their role in pollinating plants. Children also got to design their own bugs.

Fourth through sixth graders participated in a "Cardboard Carnival," learning the engineering design process as they designed and built their own carnival games.

Activities began at 9 a.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. at the Great Lakes Research Center.

Flyer: Oct. 11 Special Class at GLRC for Gr. 1-3 & Gr. 4-6 students

Guest presenter, Dr. Thomas Werner, MTU Dept. of Biological Sciences, shared his butterfly collection with the Gr. 1-3 students, and described how butterflies help pollinate some flowers.

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