VANCOUVER, Wash.—Youth entering grades four through nine are invited to participate in a free summer science session at Washington State University Vancouver.
The session, set for 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, will explore the science of energy through experiments designed to learn about heat and light. For example, what happens when students mix two chemicals? What makes a light stick glow? How does light change to heat? How do humans use energy to heat their homes or cool their bodies?
"Energy is part of everything we do and see," said Janet Edwards, a 4-H youth specialist at WSU's Pullman campus. "There is energy in everything in the world — in the air, in our bodies, in every rock and plant."
Edwards and Chuck Todd, both with Washington State 4-H, will lead the sessions.
The program is free, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. For pre-registration materials, call Michael Holroyd, 360-546-9121, or e-mail [email protected]; or call Stephanie Klein, 360-546-9160; e-mail is [email protected]. wsu.edu.
Science Adventures is part of the Family and Community Education Series conducted by the WSU Vancouver Center for Youth Workforce Preparation.
WSU Vancouver offers 14 bachelor's and nine master's degrees in more than 35 fields of study.
The campus is at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. For more information, visit www.vancouver.wsu.edu.