Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Scientific Method at Second Saturday Science

For Immediate Release
Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu

Scientific Method the Focus of Second Saturday Science, November 8

Elizabeth City, NC — Learn the basics of the scientific method with Dr. Maille Lyons, postdoctoral research scientist at Old Dominion University. How do I make a hypothesis? What is the control? Why is it necessary to repeat my experiment? Find out how to choose, design, and execute an experiment for a successful science fair project. Programs are set for Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am and reservations are requested.

Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required. Second Saturday Science programs are geared toward elementary school aged children. Please call 252-338-6117 for registration.

Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit www.portdiscover.org.

Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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