Tuckerton Leader

Little Egg Harbor PTO Science Night a Success

Feb 01, 2017
Courtesy of: LEH PTO Daniel and Michael Platti concentrate on putting a machine together during the Little Egg Harbor PTO Science Night, Jan. 25 at the Frog Pond School.

The Little Egg Harbor PTO’s first Family Science Night on Jan. 20 drew more than 100 parents and students. It was a fun event filled with simple and safe science experiments for Little Egg Harbor School District students and their families, said PTO President Jodi Plati.

Some of the experiments were in the Multipurpose Room at Frog Pond School; the students also got to build and explore in the school’s new STEAM Lab.

“Since science has always been a passion for me, as well as my major in college, I was excited to put together an opportunity for our district students to get excited about science,” said Plati. “I worked closely with science teacher Mrs. Regina Neilsen.”

Some of the experiments were to observe the power of static electricity, a way to find out why some things float and others do not, as well as trying to harness the power of electrons.

The night was also a chance to showcase the new STEAM Lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) where there were displays for students to observe how molecules react to each other and fun tests about perception. Each family was given a science journal to record their data from their experiences.

“We hope we will be able to do it again next year,” said Plati. —P.J.

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