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Students chance at hands-on science displays at Elgin library

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  • Fermilab's Mr. Freeze will demonstrate cryogenics as a warm-up to the fourth annual Discovery Science Expo, which will be held April 20.

      Fermilab's Mr. Freeze will demonstrate cryogenics as a warm-up to the fourth annual Discovery Science Expo, which will be held April 20.
    John Starks/February 2011

 

Submitted by Gail Borden Library

Students from kindergartners to high school seniors will celebrate science from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin.

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Students will have an opportunity to visit several science exhibits that will be on display throughout the library. A Chevy Volt, an electric- and gas-powered vehicle, will be on display courtesy of Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin. Representatives from Fermilab will make hands-on science activities available for all, while the Abbott Middle School Robotics Team will present a robotics demonstration.

Fermilab's Mr. Freeze will demonstrate cryogenics featuring geysers, compressed gas and fascinating particle physics in two demonstrations, one at 6 p.m. and the other at 7:15 p.m. Both sessions required registration and are filled, but the library will stream the Mr. Freeze 6 p.m. demo to another location in the library.

Participants and sponsors include Abbott Middle School Robotics Team, Biggers Chevrolet Elgin, Discovery Education, Fermilab, Fisher Scientific, Girl Scouts of America, Illinois Science Olympiads, Northern Illinois University Office of STEM Outreach, South Elgin High School Project: Lead the Way, Streamwood High School, Texas Instruments and the VWR.

The event is a warm-up for students to get excited about participating in the Discovery 2013 Science Expo, which will be held Saturday, April 20, in partnership with Elgin Area School District U-46. Students of all ages from public, private and home schools in the library and U-46 boundaries can participate in this free, nonjudged science event that will take place at South Elgin High School. Information about the science expo will be available Thursday.

Although Mr. Freeze sessions are filled, students interested in science and/or participating in the Discovery 2013 Science Expo are invited to experience the other activities taking place at the library that evening and pick up science expo information.

For details, visit gailborden.info.

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