NC Science Festival

On Friday, April 20, for the third year, NC STEM Alliance hosted a STEM fair for 4th grade NC Science Festivalstudents from Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School in collaboration with CPCC Science Department as part of a statewide initiative through the Duke Energy North Carolina Science Festival. The goal of the event was to provide elementary students with hands-on STEM-related experiences and experiments to increase STEM awareness. Approximately 35 CPCC NC STEM Alliance students set-up eight stations of pre-designated STEM activities that reinforced science, physics, math, technology and engineering topics the elementary students were learning in the classroom. The Science Division had five demonstrations that provided students with interactive experiences in Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, and Biology. They simulated a flood plain, built DNA necklaces, made “elephant toothpaste,” visualized light polarization and performed electromyograms. The Science Fair was enjoyed by children, teachers and parents alike.