'Engage in science': DES students get hands-on

Savannah Vasquez
A group of students pose by the “How Sweet it is” project depicting how much sugar is contained in common foods and beverages.

Hands-on science experiments filled the cafeteria at Destin Elementary School Tuesday as students and their parents and guardians took part in Family Science Night. The event, put on by the Emerald Coast Science Center, included activities working with densities, amount of sugar in common beverages and food, gravity and motion, and even dabbling in basic electrical engineering.

“Science night is an opportunity for students and parents to engage in science experiments together,” said Emerald Coast Science Center Development Coordinator Kristen Corl. “Families can walk around and do experiments in a variety of different science fields, we bring 15 experiments to the school.”

Educators from the science center facilitated each of the 15 stations and volunteers helped students and their families conduct experiments and document their findings.

Science Night is offered for a fee to any school or organization in the county. The DES Science Night was organized by PTO member Michelle Stuart and made available free of charge to students and families thanks to local sponsors Resolute Martial Arts, Mills Heating and Air and The Cramer Group.

For more information about Science Night, see 664-1261.