Marengo Super Science Night | Students and Scientists

Marengo Elementary School students get a first-hand look from professionals working in science field

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Dr. Melvin K. Dea, an ophthalmologist, (wearing white coat) and his assistant talked to children about "The Amazing Eye" in the school's auditorium.

Young scientists were given an opportunity to pick up a few pointers from professionals, those working in the field, during Marengo Elementary School’s annual Super Science Night last Wednesday.

Passing on their knowledge were an assortment of experts in science world, including one presenter, who talked about how magnets work to another offering his insight on exploration to planet Mars. The night of educational fun also provided information about sound waves, physics, how rattlesnakes find their prey and much more.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Shelly Shaw showed how ultrasound waves can be used to construct an image. Photo by Bill Glazier

Lisa Robinson, a third grade teacher at Marengo, and Jay Bromley organized the event that provided educational fun and knowledge for those on hand.”

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“It’s a night in which kids get a chance to learn all kinds of things about science, things they don’t necessarily learn in the classroom, things that are practical, things that they might want to do when they grow up,” explained Robinson. “They’re able to do something without the restrictions of a classroom. They can speak to professionals, people who have a deep knowledge of whatever the topic is.”


PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Jeannie Toshima was busy teaching kids how to make mathematics fun.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Sarah Reisman, right, showed students how to make there own slime during a presentation the school’s auditorium.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, left, talked to individuals about what it takes to become a physician. She brought a display asking, “How Does Your Ear Work?”
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | In the “Magic of Physics” session, Raina Pepke demonstrated how to make objects levitate, become invisible and hid a secret color code in soap and water and briefly explain the physics underlying the demos.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Adrienne Martinez-Hollingsworth featured a demonstration of magnets using the scientific method.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Chiara Daraio discussed how rattlesnakes can hunt at night by feeling the heat of their prey.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Dr. Azadeh Ahmadieh showed students the proper way to brush and floss their teeth.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Karen Kaplan, M.S., and Sophia Wang, Ph.D. used GloGerm to demonstrate how germs spread. Kids guessed which surfaces in a classroom had the most germs. The demonstrated the importance of washing hands.
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | Jay Bromley talked about how machines “see,” noting that that they are doing more that require vision. “We’ll take a look at what machines are actually doing when they see,” said Bromley.