Students Can Lay Hands on Science at Gail Borden
Byline: Submitted by Gail Borden Library
Students from kindergartners to high school seniors will celebrate science from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.
Students will have an opportunity to visit several science exhibits that will be on display throughout the library. A Chevy Volt, an electric- and gas-powered vehicle, will be on display courtesy of Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin. Representatives from Fermilab will make hands-on science activities available for all, while the Abbott Middle School Robotics Team will present a robotics demonstration.
Fermilab's Mr. Freeze will demonstrate cryogenics featuring geysers, compressed gas and fascinating particle physics in two demonstrations, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 7:15 p.m. Both sessions required registration and are filled, but the library will stream the Mr. Freeze 6 p.m. demo to another location in the library.
Participants and sponsors include Abbott Middle School Robotics Team, Biggers Chevrolet Elgin, Discovery Education, Fermilab, Fisher Scientific, Girl Scouts of America, Illinois Science Olympiads, Northern Illinois University Office of STEM Outreach, South Elgin High School Project: Lead the Way, Streamwood High School, Texas Instruments and the VWR. …