ALLIANCE, Ohio – Local 4th – 6th graders were on campus at the University of Mount Union for the 12th annual Summer Science Enrichment Program. Throughout the week students conducted several experiments in the lab and in the field with Dr. Sheryl Mason, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Dr. Scott Mason, professor of chemistry.
“We like to teach proper scientific method, which every student learns all through elementary school, middle school, but actually put it in action” said Sheryl. Exposing students to the breadth of science is a key objective of the camp. Sheryl holds this to be true by stating, “We try to mix it up with biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.” This year’s campers attend schools in Marlington, West Branch, Alliance, Regina Coeli, Waterloo, Canton Country Day, Heritage Christian School and Massillon.
Experiments included; the “Great Egg Drop”, creating the largest Coke®/Mentos® fountain, chemical reaction to synthesize aspirin, and creating sub-irrigated planters. The camp concluded with students performing a chemistry demonstration to family members and friends.
Check out some of the fun students had throughout the week.