Chem-E Kids Day: A day of science fun for elementary kids

A day full of hands-on science activities for kids at Purdue (WLFI).

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A day full of hands-on science activities for kids took place at Purdue Saturday. It all happened during the university’s 8th annual Chem-E Kids Day.

Purdue’s Omega Chi Epsilon Honors Society planned a day of science fun for elementary school children.

“We just have a day of learning for science,” president Tony Urbanski said. “We do fun experiments and just get them excited for engineering.”

Not only did they learn about twisted science, but at the end were rewarded by enjoying the scrumptious taste of ice cream.

Urbanski said every experiment is hosted by a group of honors society members, and they decide what experiment they will teach to the kids for the day.

“We just let them go out and try to find the best ones that they think would be interesting for the kids,” said Urbanski.

At the event, kids learn four main activities: the first is make your own silly putty, second is watching fluids move and groove, third is ice cream making, and then the groovy lesson of learning how to build a lava lamp.

“So the lesson behind that is a little bit about density,” said Urbanski.

He said the reason behind the event is to give back to the community. The event is free to all elementary kids who signup.

“They just have a great time,” said Urbanski.

The kids come away not only with more science knowledge, but also a good time.

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