A representative from the Science Museum of Minnesota stopped by Pine River-Backus Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Primary students enjoyed manipulating objects by plucking, striking or rubbing to cause vibration. They soon discovered that vibrating objects make sound.
Third-graders discovered water’s long history as it moves and cycles around our planet. They learned that water is an essential resource for life on Earth and is in fixed supply.
Fourth-graders watched sparks fly, hair standing on end, and were amazed by demonstrations of electricity.
Fifth-graders were introduced to the science of chemistry and explored the properties of solids, liquids and gases and how energy changes matter from one state to another.
The Pine River-Backus Elementary PTO donated funds to help sponsor this annual learning event.