For the last two years, I have helped to put together the Science Festival at the childrens' school.  Specifically, I have been in charge of the evening activities, when families can come to the school to see all of the students' projects as well as rooms full of science related fun!

 

 
This year, the groups who joined us or donated supplies for the fun included Hart's Reptile World, OMSI, the Oregon Kidney Foundation, the OHSU Donor Doll Program, the Lion's Eye Bank, Gold's Gym, Willamette Dental, the PGE electricity generating bicycles, Metro Recycling, and Willamette Industries.  The Cub Scouts set up their Pinewood Derby track, the Art Literacy coordinators did Spin Art, and one teacher even did a river simulation room.  There was a room for making paper, another for making Ooblek, one for creating fossils, motors and magnets, etc. etc....

 

 

 
...There was something for everyone to do and enjoy.  One class even made sure that dinner didn't go forgotten by selling food in the cafeteria.  Students from Aloha High School graciously helped with the exhibits.

 

 
Of course, the most exciting part was wandering into the gymnasium and exploring the Science Projects that the students had submitted for review and display during the Festival.  This year there were approximately 210 entries!
Way to go kids!