Eyes were wide with excitement on Thursday as students at one Southern Colorado School got to see all the possibilities a career in science has to offer.
Over twenty community presenters volunteered their time at Fountain International Magnet Elementary School in Pueblo for the 4th annual “Science Day”. The kids saw everything from how fast electricity travels to how one company roasts coffee beans with solar energy. One brave student armed with rubber sleeves volunteered to work on a model power pole in front of his classmates. Organizers say the event is geared toward sparking interest in future science-related careers.
“They get to be apart of the water cycle, they get to watch electricity going through wires, and see chemistry exams. So they get to see science in action and learn about all the different types of professions that they could be when they grow older,” Science Day Organizer, Wade Broadhead said.
A number of this year’s presenters are parents of children attending Fountain International Magnet School.