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January 18, 2005

From Eyeballs to Animation: Middle School students can register now for Science Alive!

WHO: Middle school students and their parents

WHAT: Can register now for the fun, annual, Saturday event called Science Alive! This day of hands-on workshops introduces students in grades 6-8 to real-life examples of science in action. This year, students will be able to choose among 18 different workshops, including such perennial favorites as "A Cow's Eye View (in which student dissect cow eyeballs)", "What's in the Box (in which they take apart a computer)", and "Build Your Own Electric Motor." There are also some new workshops this year, including "Animation- Make it Move!," and "Up, up, and Away!!!", in which students will build and launch their own hot air balloons.

Parents may choose to attend workshops as well. There are two workshops for parents: "Financial Aid: Money for College" and "Preparation for High School and College - what Parents Should Know," which will be offered in both English and Spanish.

The day will begin with a check-in at the Gavilan College Student Center. The students will then go to their two morning workshops, each one hour long, and break for a snack before continuing on to their third workshop. Lunch will be served in the student center, and will be followed by a Keynote Presentation: "Electrifying Science" presented by representatives from the Lawrence Hall of Science. The day will end with a raffle drawing and prizes.

WHEN: Saturday, January 29, 2005, 8 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Gavilan College Gilroy main campus: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020

WHY: Science Alive! was developed to help middle school students develop an interest in science. By exposing them to the practical applications of science at this level, Science Alive! helps to connect their current interests to their future plans. The event is held on the college campus to build interest in, and familiarity with college, in the hopes that the students will continue their interest and prepare for college when they get to high school. The parent workshops were developed to encourage parents to begin planning for their children's college education by encouraging academic achievement in middle and high schools.

DETAILS: The cost is $10 for each parent/child. Students should indicate workshop preferences when registering. If a first-choice workshop is full, the student will be scheduled for the second choice, and so on. Register early to get the workshops you want. (Last year's event sold out.) A complete listing of workshops and registration materials are available online at www.gavilan.edu/sciencealive. For more information please call Hope Jukl at (408) 846-4947.

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Last modified: August 17, 2011
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