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Demonstrations Offer Hands-On Science Learning
Dent Elementary student Abigail Organes dons the gloves to assist Science Alliance presenters during a demonstration at the recent Family Science Night hosted at the school. Times Photo By Trish Russell

It was a fun- and fact-filled evening recently on the campus of Dent Elementary School, as students and parents joined together to enjoy Family Science Night.

Principal Anthony Varni noted that the night “is a yearly event that highlights an area of science led by our Dent teaching team.”

This year, he added, organizers thought it would be a fun change of pace to bring on Science Alliance.

“Their scientists performed three-grade level assemblies for transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. We learned about air, wind, and chemistry through interactive hands-on experiments,” Varni explained.

The big finale at the separate grade-level events featured “some brave teacher volunteers” demonstrating fire bubbles, added Varni.

“We enticed the students to come back in the evening with their entire family to see Mr. Fyke (assistant principal) and myself lit on fire as well,” the principal shared.

The event offered 10 family lead science tables and concluded with a 30-minute interactive assembly for Dent families to enjoy.

“A lot of fun was had by all who attended,” Varni said. “Seeing how excited their students were about science, it was great having our Dent Dragon families on campus to enjoy the experience with their kids.”

The Science Night festivities at Dent Elementary get a little ‘too hot to handle’ for Principal Anthony Varni, left, with some help from the presenter. Times Photo By Trish Russell