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NSU Students and Faculty Bring Science Alive for Kids at Welleby Elementary School

NSU students led children and their families through an evening of fun, interactive experiments and scientific demonstration during the sixth annual Science Alive! at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise.

During Science Alive!, Welleby’s classrooms are transformed into science labs, each showcasing a different experiment demonstrated by students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, NSU’s Oceanographic Center, and alumni and friends.

Volunteers included 29 NSU students and four faculty members from the college: event organizer Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D., professor and associate director of the Division of Math, Science, and Technology; Josh Loomis, Ph.D., associate professor; and James Munoz, Ph.D.; and Robert Smith, Ph.D., both assistant professors.

Megan Flora, an adjunct biology instructor at the college who is an alumna of NSU’s Oceanographic Center and a science teacher at Piper High School, also participated along with Piper students Kayla Fagan and Christina Poonphol.

Welleby Elementary School principal Wanda E. Haynes, math coach/exceptional student education teacher Kim Baston, and other Welleby students and parents helped lead the evening’s events.

Interactive demonstrations included experiments such as “Pamper Your Plant Necklace,” “Tabletop Hovercraft,” “Egg Drop,” and “Airlift.”

For more information on Science Alive! or to view photos from the event, visit www.facebook.com/NovaScienceAlive. To learn more about the experiments, visit http://welleby.browardschools.com/.