Physics Outreach program to visit Huron Elementary Oct. 19

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Physics Outreach program to visit Huron Elementary Oct. 19

The Fresno State Physics Outreach Team will take its traveling show on the road to Huron Elementary School (36131 N St. in Huron) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, presenting physics in a fun, interactive way to elementary school students.

The program incorporates a gravity-defying bed of nails that children can lie on and concludes by making liquid nitrogen ice cream. The outreach program is part of a service-learning course that gives Fresno State students pursuing a career in K-12 education the opportunity to enhance their skills. In return, K-12 students are exposed to STEM through creative hands-on demonstrations.

Additional funding for the program came from part of a $450,000 gift made last year by Chevron to Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering and the College of Science and Mathematics. Representatives from Chevron will be on hand for the Huron event.