The second annual Parentís Science Laboratory night went off without a hitch on Wednesday, February 19. Daniel Boone High School students demonstrated what they learned in the classes that they are currently enrolled in. The students were the ďteachersĒ for the night. They demonstrated laboratory experiments and explained how this would apply to their everyday life. There were many hands on activities for everyone to participate in the experience.
In the chemistry room, they had multiple demonstrations. The flame test by, Grace C., and Ella S. combustion of magnesium by, Emma K., and Rhylee C. synthesis of hydrogen gas by Zion P., and Kelsey D., creating an alloy by, Corinne M., precipitate formation and shifting equilibrium by, Elena C., and Lizzy P., and elephant toothpaste by, Logan G., and Eric S. They were preformed under the watchful eyes of DBHS staff.
In the physics lab, there were interactive demonstrations of motion, momentum, and frequency. Practical application of ohms lab, magnetism, and understanding static electric generation using the Van der Graff generator were also included.
The highly successful middle school Technology Student Association (TSA) and high school TSA had displays of various competitions from the recent regional competition. Officers and advisors were also available for questions.
The arts were also present showing the students pottery, graphic designs; the hallway displayed various art forms. Computer science, mathematics, mechanics, mechanisms, alternative energy, forensics, and biology classes were also represented. The night promoted the STEAM initiative, which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The event had over 250 individuals pre-registered and 120 student volunteers. There was something for everyone.