WHO: Chapman Hill Students and their Families
WHAT: Science and Engineering Night put on by O.S.U.
WHERE: In the Chapman Hill Elementary Gymnasium
WHEN: Thursday, April 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm
WHY: To have fun night experiencing Science and Engineering!
COST: FREE! FREE! FREE!
Some of the exciting stations you can visit are:
Microbiology, Segway Scooter, Taste & Smell, Dry Ice Demo,
Gel Beads, Liquid Nitrogen Demo, Super Absorbent Polymers,
Chemical Reaction Rockets and Slime!
I tried to avoid Science Night, as I’ve become accustomed to doing when any news of an extracurricular event crosses our threshold. I even went as far as making a time consuming (read: not frozen) dinner in hopes that by the time we were done we’d have missed science night. Alas, we finished up dinner just as the event was beginning. We walked into the gym and of course couldn’t make it beyond the face painting booth.
All I can say is this. Face painters, why must you take so long? It’s face paint, not a work of art. Don’t you see the long line of children who have trouble waiting, let alone waiting for you to replicate the perfect art on a child’s cheek? Oh man, face painters get my goad. (goat?) Just hurry up already!
Anyways, the event was awesome and just what I needed. A lovely little escape from home. It was put on by the local high school and the kids working the booths were so excited about everything they were doing it was contagious. They were so into showing the kids how things worked and so very patient. Gwyneth was hesitant around a giant beaker that had dry ice in water and vapors coming from it. Older boys were going bonkers around it as they captured the gas in cups. Then we had to wait in the longest line, for the booth that made slime, which happened to be next to the gas table. Once Gwyneth had the time to take it all in she embraced it. We had to pull her away from playing with it in time to come and make her slime. It was really neat watching her explore and see what things interested her most. Afterwards we hit up the playground and listened as Gwyneth schooled us on what you’re allowed to do and not allowed to do. She also busted out the monkey bars like they were nobody’s business. It was a far cry from the time we went to explore the elementary school’s playground before kindergarten had started. That school is her home now, and it shows. It was fun to get to experience it with her.