Chemours showcases fun of science for Jefferson Elementary Center students

Photo Provided The Chemours Fun with Science Program visited Jefferson Elementary Center last week, presenting four science demonstrations which focused on chemical reactions, polymers, cryogenics and pyrotechnics.
Photo Provided A gas-filled balloon ignites in a fire ball as part of a demonstration by the Chemours Fun with Science Program last week at Jefferson Elementary Center.

PARKERSBURG — Students at Jefferson Elementary Center received a hands-on science lesson last week courtesy of Chemours.

The Chemours Fun with Science Program visited the school Feb. 8, presenting four science demonstrations which focused on chemical reactions, polymers, cryogenics and pyrotechnics. The demonstration is provided as a free service to the public as a joint effort with Chemours, DuPont and Kuraray.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade attended the 75-minute demonstration show by Leo Lech and his team from Chemours. The program is intended to spark interest in science by using exciting and entertaining techniques as part of the teaching process.

School officials said after the show, students were engaged in lively conversations in the halls and classrooms about what they had witnessed and several said they were interested in careers in science.

Students now are creating pictures or writing about their experience with the program, and those will be given to the Fun with Science Program as feedback.

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