If you hate reading about science in textbooks and listening to lectures, today was the day to celebrate hands-on learning at the Impression 5 Science Center.
Today is Physics and Astronomy Day and families got a chance to learn about science in a unique way. But learning on a Saturday?
“I really like it because it’s a hands on experience that you can actually do things, instead of just see things,“ said student Prisha Lal.
Parents all agreed that they were impressed with the questions with children asked and how interested they were in each exhibit in the center, but said it’s a good break from the classroom.
“Because it’s hands on, I think I would recommend that to anybody, it’s better than reading in books, like the concept in books is different than what you see and when you work hands on,“ said parent, Rupali Mahajan.
Many students from Michigan State helped work some exhibits and said that they had just as much fun as the kids, and were surprised by the amount of children who enjoyed learning the science aspect of the activities.
“I’m surprised they’re so interested in the physics, because you know that’s something you wouldn’t think kids are interested in, but they have pretty good hypothesis, some of them think the smaller car is going to go faster, some think the bigger one is, and it’s been really cool explaining the difference and teaching them,“ said Michigan State student, Casey Gerlach.
Linda MacLake studied genetics in college and says she wishes she had exhibits like this when she was younger, but is happy her grandchildren get to have such a memorable experience.
“Being a science major, it was really difficult to learn about physics, and just reading it in a book. Here they can see it, see how it pertains,“ said MacLake.
But who would have thought playing with bubbles would be a fun learning activity for the weekend? At least it’s better than what one first grader says he does during the week.
“You have homework everyday and I don’t like homework,“ said first grader, Riley Nichols.
Don’t worry Riley, you’re not alone.