University of Hawai'i
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For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2000
Contact: Cecilia H. Fordham, UH Lab School - 956 4919
|"Show Off Science" Hits UH Laboratory School
From bugs to bomb squads, seeds to safety gear, on the morning of July 18, University of Hawai'i Laboratory School students will touch, get inside and on top of the mysteries and magic of science. The activities will be part of the UH Laboratory School Summer Program's 30th anniversary Campus Day.
"Show Off Science" is the theme for this year's program which spotlights science in everyday life. In The Hall of Discovery, dozens of sensory experiences await the children's curious hands and minds. Student may balance tennis balls on spindly dowels, experience centrifugal force, investigate the power of electricity, feel the spin and lift of a tornado, search for needles in a haystack, or simply play the colorful waterpipes, in interactive displays developed within the UH Laboratory School Summer Programs.
Show Off Science Olympics features physical activities with names like, Atomic Transport, Creeping Creatures, DNA Pass, Shoe Sort Classification, Networking and Scientific Notation. These activities let students play with skills developed in their summer science and computer escapades.
Honolulu's Police and Fire Departments will give presentations on how science aids them in work and safety. Students may examine special equipment and protective gear that keeps police and fire officers safe. The University of Hawai'i's Department of Entomology plans to "bug" the students with an insect collection. The Board of Water Supply will provide a close up of their work and provide students with seeds native to the Islands.
Parents may join their children for lunch. In the afternoon, the campus, the Hall of Discovery and the classroom, are open to visitors.
The UH Laboratory School Summer Program for students in grades 3 through 9, is completing its 30th year of guiding students in handson science and computer activities. Children explore the island of O'ahu, and learn environmental stewardship, critical thinking and expression. A doit yourself philosophy enables students to become botanists, zoologists, oceanographers, meteorologists, or geologists for the summer.
With the spotlight on science this summer, more than 325 students began
or continued on their quest for answers, sometimes finding more questions.
Students from the past 30 summers have returned to share their expertise.
Other Summer Program alumni are welcome to visit on Tuesday July 18, from
11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m., to continue the fun of discovery!