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C.V. Starr Students, Parents Participate In 'Family Science Saturdays'

Mr. Healy and daughter Audrey, Mr. Griffin and daughter Megan, Mr. Thompson and son Matthew, Mrs. Tucker and daughter Makenzie, Mr. Anderson and son Christopher, Mr. Drew and son Brendan.
Mr. Healy and daughter Audrey, Mr. Griffin and daughter Megan, Mr. Thompson and son Matthew, Mrs. Tucker and daughter Makenzie, Mr. Anderson and son Christopher, Mr. Drew and son Brendan. Photo Credit: Facebook

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Six C.V. Starr students and their parents recently participated in IBM’s “Family Science Saturdays” program for six Saturdays over the past few months. 

At each of the sessions, students and parents explored different areas of science including kitchen chemistry, polymers, electronics, wave theory, states of matter, and algorithms.

Through the program, Starr students were able to work with IBM researchers to investigate science in a hands on way. They extracted DNA from a strawberry, watched liquid nitrogen cool and shatter a flower, and compared acids and bases in everyday objects found in our home. In addition, students also had the opportunity to explore how light and sound waves travel.

“I appreciate the support of IBM and the parents of our C.V. Starr students to provide such an enriching experience for student,” said C.V. Starr teacher Laurie Gillette. “It was an awesome experience.”

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