Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Get Ready for Science Fair Season at Scientific Method 101

Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844, lspendergraft@mail.ecsu.edu
Get Ready for Science Fair Season at Scientific Method 101
Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, September 12

Elizabeth City, NC — Learn the basics of the scientific method and get ready for science fair season at Scientific Method 101, Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, Saturday, September 12. Dr. Maille Lyons, science advisor for Port Discover and postdoctoral research scientist at Old Dominion University, will lead the interactive presentation. Come prepared to ask questions: How do I make a hypothesis? What is the control? What is the difference between independent and dependent variables? Dr. Lyons will provide helpful advice on choosing, designing and executing experiments for successful science fair projects.

Scientific Method 101 will be offered at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. 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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