Truman School Holds Family Science Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
 
 
CONTACT:
Christopher Hoffman
203-946-8450
 
 
PARENTS AND STUDENTS EXPERIENCE FIVE SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES AT TRUMAN SCHOOL FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT
 
 
                  Truman School parents and students helped turn liquids into putty, made rainbow patterns using chromatography and got to examine a T-Rex tooth this evening at Family Science Night.
 
 
                 The event featured five scientific activities, including exploring rocks and fossils from the Peabody Museum, a motion activity involving sticky paper, mixture separation, paper chromatography and chemistry.
           
 
                 Family Science Nights are part of the New Haven Science Fair and complement the New Haven schools’ cutting edge Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program.
 
 
                 “Family Science Nights are an opportunity for parents and children to experience hands-on, inquiry-based scientific exploration together,” New Haven Schools Science Supervisor Richard Therrien said. “Each event includes five science activities presented by New Haven schoolteachers, the Peabody Museum, and mentors from the community. The activities are designed to demonstrate how to ask and then answer a question by proposing a hypothesis, testing it, and accepting or rejecting it based on observed results. This inquiry process is an important part of any good science fair project and learning it helps children prepare for the citywide science fair in May.
 
 
                 “I want to express my deep gratitude to the Science Fair Program, Mary DeRome of Artificial Cell Technologies, the Peabody Museum and all the volunteers. With ten events this spring, their work has touched hundreds of families and prepared students for science fair season"
 
 
                 The following schools have already held Family Science Nights: Augusta Lewis Troup; Lincoln-Bassett; Barnard Environmental Studies; L.W. Beecher Museum School of Arts and Sciences; Clinton Avenue and Wexler-Grant.
 
 
     Conte West Hills will hold its Family Science Night Wednesday, March 23 and Fair Haven School will host its event Thursday, March 24.
 
 
                 The New Haven Science Fair Program is administered by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the New Haven Public Schools, Yale University,  Ronald McDonald Charities, Covidien, Fusco, Turner Construction, Watershed Foundation, Pfizer, United Illuminating, Science Park Development and Bornick Fund.