Written by Eric Wise
As students filed into the auditorium at Steelton-Highspire Elementary School, they probably did not know what to expect.
Sarah Troy – that’s “Solar Sarah” to the students – whipped them into a frenzy with a slew of demonstrations of types of energy. After launching a ball across the auditorium with the help of some students, Solar Sarah had to bring the students back, and she did with a chant – “Science!” from her, answered by “Rocks!” from the students.
Her lesson of the day: Introduce the students to six types of energy – mechanical, electrical, chemical, light, sound and heat.
The science program, brought to the school in October by the Berks County-based Sparks Foundation and Science Explorers, built up to this finale: Solar Sarah gave a second-grader a quick ride in a floating hovercraft.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 16:36