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Science Day at Mill Creek Elementary brought hands-on learning to the classroom

 

Last updated 2/9/2020 at 9:16am

Emily Gilbert

Kindergarten students like Violet learned about seals and other marine mammals during Science Day at Mill Creek Elementary Feb. 5.

Mill Creek Elementary's annual Science Day made kids gasp in surprise during a rocket blast-off, smile in awe of a Pacific tree frog, and examine an orca tooth and other marine mammals in the Pacific Northwest. Feb. 5's all-day spotlight on science was organized and funded by the school's Parent and Teacher Association; it's their biggest event of the year. There were 28 presenters who came, live animals and teaching props in tow, to lead students in grade-specific lessons. Presentation topics corresponded to what each grade was learning in science during the year. For example, staff from t...



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