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Science Day
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 • Posted May 26, 2010

Mason Jr. High had a terrific day of science on Monday, May 17, 2010. During the day, the students viewed a physics presentation from Angelo State University. The ASU Physics, "The Peer Pressure Team", travels around to area schools doing presentations to inspire students and get them interested in science. Later that evening the Jr. High students had a Family Science Night. This is the third year our Science teachers, Beth Smith and Patti Harris, have put on Family Science Night. The Mason Education Foundation provided the grant money to make it possible. This year was a CSI theme. To go along with the CSI theme, the students had a mock crime scene and participants got an envelope with "evidence" inside. They went around student led stations in order to eliminate suspects and find who might have committed the crime. There were stations involving fingerprints, hair, blood types, time of death, drug testing, testing fibers, soil, bite marks, chemiluminescenc, density of broken glass, and chromatography. The 7th and 8th graders were responsible for making their presentation boards and explaining their topic to the visitors of that station. The ASU Physics team also stayed around and did hands on activities with the kids. Submitted by Shanda Schmidt

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