The first of four family Science Saturdays will be this week (Jan. 28) at the Springmill Learning Center, 1200 Nestor Dr.
Students in grades 3 through 8 and their families can join in hands-on, interactive science-related activities from 9 a.m. to noon in state-of-the-art galleries centered around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Other Science Saturdays are planned the last Saturday of the month through April.
Professors from The Ohio State University in Mansfield will lead activities in galleries which include Alternative Energy, Chemistry Lab, CSI, Earth Studies, Feathers & Flight, Gears, Levers & Pulleys, Measuring Mars, Number Sense and Ecology. Students and their families will visit four of the galleries each month with new activities scheduled each visit. Students who participate all four months will receive a prize.
Free child care for children 3 years old through second grade will be provided on site.
Register at go.osu.edu/sciencesaturdays. For more information, call 419-525-6348, ext. 2.
Sciences Saturdays are made possible through a partnership between the Mansfield City Schools and The Ohio State University at Mansfield and through a grant by the Connections Fund at the Richland County Foundation.