Science Museum program comes to Pacelli

Published 9:23 am Friday, February 21, 2014

Pacelli Catholics Schools students received first-hand experiences with science.

The Science Museum of Minnesota brought its interactive Science Matters program to Pacelli for an assembly for about 40 students on Feb. 4.

The program, sponsored by Flint Hills Resources, aims to enrich students’ science education and enhance their interest in the sciences. This year the Science Matters program will reach more than 4,000 students at 17 Minnesota schools.

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Through a visual and interactive presentation on engineering, students worked together to solve engineering problems, like designing a high-speed train that makes limited noise while entering tunnels, and determining which types of gloves are best for various situations.

As part of the Science Matters program, 42 Pacelli students will attend an overnight camp-in on April 10 and 11 at the the Science Museum, where there will be world-class exhibitions and interactive workshops.

Now in its 28th year, the camp-ins program is one of the longest-standing museum sleepover programs in the nation and has reached more than 75,000 Minnesota students.