Unique science lessons for Miller Avenue students

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Excitement was in the air at Shoreham-Wading River’s Miller Avenue School when kindergarten students took part in a program that showcased the state of the atmosphere and the effects of weather, using a unique approach to teach them scientific concepts.

Professor Soda Pop, a teacher from Mad Science, an educational program that works to spark students’ curiosity, led the students in conducting hands-on experiments to understand how and why weather occurs.

In one example, students acted as meteorologists in Argentina, Australia and Russia and learned how the climate in those regions plays a part in predicting the weather. They also learned about thermochromic paper and how its color changes when it reaches a particular temperature, along with experiencing other measurement tools used by weather forecasters.

The workshop was presented in conjunction with the grade-level study of weather and aimed to reinforce the students’ understanding of the content and concepts taught in class.