Middle School fifth grade students attend a
group demonstration at Charleston's Clay Center

By April Dawson

Calhoun Middle school fifth grade classes along with teachers Amy Nicholas, Gina Stump, Andy Bremar, and April Dawson, and parents Becky Frederick, Donna Yoak, Gina Hicks, and Becky Wilson, traveled to Charleston, WV on May 27th to tour the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia.

Mary Beaver and Preston Neely do a Gut Check

James Bell, Darla Harrison and a Clay Center
instructor make a Mentos and diet soda geyser

Students explored the science galleries in the Avampato Discovery Museum. These science galleries were a fun-filled, award winning experience allowing students to explore health and wellness, explore earth science in a giant roadside attraction that depicts the natural forces that formed the Mountain State eons ago, and encouraged creative experimentation and hands-on discovery with mirrors, music, magnets, fountains, lasers, and more.

Students also enjoyed chemistry and physics demonstrations where they learned to make Elephant Toothpaste, Mentos Geyser, and Genie in a Bottle. The ElectricSKy Theater immersed the students in an adventure of the 61-foot dome screen that featured a giant screen film showing Wild Oceans.

Kaylee Jarvis (left) on the pully; Evan Cunningham
(right) at the 'A Thousand Times Stronger' exhibit

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