Science exhibit to visit local school
Science on Wheels, a traveling Pacific Science Center program, will be featured at Center Elementary School, Thursday, May 15.
The Science Center program begins with a school-wide assembly and is followed by nearly two hours of classroom visits providing hands-on learning in such areas as physics, space and geology.
The Science on Wheels program at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, began during the gas crisis of the 1970s, when groups of school children could no longer visit the museum on field trips during the gas shortage.
A typical van visit to an elementary school includes a lively 30-minute opening assembly, 30 interactive exhibits set up in the library or gym, and five to 15 individual classroom visits by PSC teachers.
Over the past decade the program has brought the fun of science and math to over 1.5 million children.
The program is brought to the school by the Grand Coulee Dam PTA.