Spreading awareness about Science success; Students showcase work for Elementary kids


The Science Honors Society has two upcoming events. On  January 10 members are having guest speakers that are current students in college that are majoring in  STEM. As well, the members of the honors society are working on videos and setting up experiments for elementary school students. 

    Advisor Mrs. Christine Jestel said, “We are having students who are current STEM majors coming back to give students a feel for the application process, what it’s like to be someone majoring in STEM., any tips or ideas they have, any words they have about the colleges they go to.”

     Jestel also said, “this is to give them a little more feel of what college is like, a lot of the time we bring in people who talk about their careers but to get to their career you have to go through college.”

     This year’s president is Jamie Kavanagh and the vice president is Grant Maxa., both of whom  organize the meetings. The society is also working on videos and creating experiments for elementary school students. These projects aren’t due till later in the year. In past years they would have a fair elementary students would be able to come and tables would be set up with these experiments. 

     Due to Covid restrictions they are unable to do it in person. Instead they are sending the experiments to the students. “We would have stations set up so the students could have hands-on learning. We tried to modify that so we could send it to them [instead of having the elementary students come to North Harford,]” said Jestel.

     The members are currently in the process of brainstorming ideas for experiments that will be interesting and fun for the elementary school students. For the students, members will eventually be creating a short video to explain the experiment that they sent to the students.

      All the materials that are needed will be sent to the students. They will have everything they need to complete the experiments. “We are working on developing videos that elementary school teachers can use and then we supply the materials,” said Jestel

     “There will be a short video orientation, we will have the materials in ziplock bags or boxes, the teacher will do the experiments with the students,  and then there will be a short follow up at the end,” said Jestel. These experiments are a way for young students to get hands-on experience and to introduce them to science.