Student get hands-on science lessons at "Science Days"

POSTED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:03pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 5:43pm

Kids got a chance to see how things work - hands on - at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

“Science Days” have been going on all month at the museum.

The goal is to show kids the fun part of science, which was done by showing things like the solar system and chemical reactions.

A total of 1,000 kids from East and West Baton Rouge Parish schools got a chance to take part in “Science Days” through the month of October.

Teacher Candis Washington states, “It's a good experience for the kids; they actually get to see a hands-on approach instead of the usual textbook, worksheet type of work they've been doing.”

“Students need hands-on; they need to see the types of things we do in the classroom are the real reason they're out in the real world,” said teacher Roosevelt Peters. “Once you make those two connections, it brings to bear all the things they learned in the classroom are being practiced outside in the real world.”

Kids from Baker, Baton Rouge, Port Allen, and Scotlandville all had a chance to have this experience.

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