Not even the snow could keep students in Minot from attending the Science Open House at Minot State University.
Gary Brode went on campus to be a part of the all day learning experience.
As they've done for nearly a quarter of a century, professors and students from Minot State hosted a day for students in the area to learn new and exciting science lessons the whole time having fun doing it.
(Bob Crackel, Associate Prof. of Chemistry, Minot State) "I like to see them come away with an excitement. "Oh this is neat", "this is cool" and then also wonder how that happens. And maybe even if they don't go into a science field to keep that excitement, keep that interest there."
While the attendance numbers were down this year due to the weather, Crackel's goal may have been achieved. Some of the student's seemed to have a new found respect for science.
(Elizabeth Folk, 5th Grade, Bel Air) "It's a lot more interesting and how things work. (Do you like to know how things work?) Uh huh."
(Gary Brode, KX News) "At Science Day here at Minot State, the students get a first hand approach at learning."
(Chauncee Knittel, 5th Grade, Bel Air)"I liked the magic show and seeing the salamanders. Getting to touch the salamanders.
(Elizabeth Folk, 5th Grade, Bel Air) "The microscope thing we just got done doing. You had to look and guess what it was and there was a little quiz that you had to take."
(Annika Stewart, 5th Grade, Bel Air) "I really like the magic show and the green flame was cool. How they could do all that stuff.
As you can tell, the chemistry magic show seemed to be the favorite part of Science Open House among the students.
(Bob Crackel, Associate Prof. of Chemistry, Minot State) "One of the main people doing the magic came here while he was in grade school or junior high. He had always been interested in science but it was something he really liked and that's why he keeps doing."
Crackel says the college students enjoy the experience of seeing the children's excitement of learning. Between the excitement of learning and the enthusiasm of teaching made another successful day of science.
At Minot State University, Gary Brode, KX News.
The event lasted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A chemistry magic show was hosted for adults after the students