On Friday, March 16th over 400 of our community's brightest scientific minds congregated at Bonny Slope Elementary for a fun filled evening of hands-on science exploration and student projects.
Throughout the hallways, cafeteria, and outside families interacted with local scientists from eight separate organizations. Children patiently waited in line to ride Catlin Gabel's interactive robots over and over again, marveled at the Beaverton School District's Future Bus, and became junior forensic scientists while taking and studying fingerprints. Everyone also got to create and bring home creatures from the Pet Science & Education table and assemble a LED circuit with the BSD Innovation Strategists.
Meanwhile 135 student scientists gathered in the gym, prepared to present their Engineering Designs and Science Experiments, while proudly wearing their 'light bulb lanyards'. Thanks to an army of volunteers, each student had the opportunity to talk to two reviewers, where they received positive written and verbal feedback on their projects. The reviewers were so impressed with the student's public speaking skills and the quality of their work!
Andrea Watson, from Tualatin Valley Water District also provided the following feedback, "The event was very well organized and the interaction between your young scientists and their parents/guardians was very educational. Keep up the great work in promoting inquiry and the scientific method! It was very rewarding to ask the students (who did experiments) what they learned."
A tremendous thank you for your generous donations to BSCO, which provided this free educational event to our community. And a special thank you to the following:
Beaverton School District Future Bus, Catlin Gabel Robotics Team 1540: The Flaming Chickens, Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute, BSE First Lego League Mini Team, Mountain Wave Search & Rescue, Pet Science & Education, Saturday Academy, Tualatin Valley Water District, Parent Volunteers, Bonny Slope Alumni Volunteers, Bonny Slope Elementary Staff, and the BSCO Science Night Committee (Aparna Srinivasan, Kate Resch, Holly VanderPloeg, and Lianne Yarvis)