Summer science party sizzles

Parker Hallett, 7, tries out a hands-on demo to learn about
air pressure and how air takes up space during the Hastings
Public Schools Summer Science Party Thursday at Hastings

A cluster of elementary students peered up at Jennifer Karl as she struck several tuning forks against a table and listened to the hum that followed. Then, she placed the buzzing instruments into a cup water and the sound waves came to life in a series of ripples that lapped against the edges of the plastic cup.

For Karl, a first-grade teacher at Alcott Elementary, the lesson was not much different from an activity she would conduct in her own classroom during science class.

"It peaks their curiosity. The kids are really engaged in what they're doing," Karl said.
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