Deyton Elementary and Harris Middle Schools students had the opportunity to participate in the Duke Energy Science Night on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Mrs. Sam Sirois and her 8th grade science students hosted the event. Activities included exploring air power with air cannons, creating gas powered rockets, investigating tree rings, microscopes, binary code, sound waves, magnetic properties, gravitational forces, electric circuits and strength of structures with marshmallow towers. Local veterinarian Jennie Stewart and Science night alum Hunter Wilson brought lizards, spiders, snakes and a cockatoo for students to interact with.
Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses, and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impacts of science in North Carolina. It is an initiative of Morehead Planetarium & Science Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, please visit ncscifest.org.