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Community invited to Science Festival at PCT 

By Staff | Feb 25, 2020

Photo caption – On Wednesday, March 4, the Field House at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be filled with hands-on activities to spark the interests of elementary and middle school students. The public is invited to the annual Science Festival, scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m.  

WILLIAMSPORT Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce invite area elementary and middle schools and their families to a hands-on Science Festival in the Penn College Field House on Wednesday, March 4.

The festival, scheduled 5 to 8 p.m., is intended to make learning fun and features activities designed to spark excitement about science, math, engineering and technology.

The Field House will be filled with entertaining activities and demonstrations presented by local organizations that include businesses, nonprofits, high school and college faculty and students, as well as the Society of Plastics Engineers’ PlastiVan, where students will experiment with polymers, and an aerodynamics exhibit by retired science teacher Slater Harrison, where guests can fly gliders.

The PlastiVan program travels to schools and companies throughout North America, teaching people of all ages about the chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and application of plastics, all through exciting hands-on experiences that inspire scientific curiosity. The PlastiVan’s visit is sponsored by thermoplastics firm SEKISUI SPI, of Bloomsburg.

Harrison operates the website SciencetoyMaker.org, which provides ideas and instructions for inexpensive science activities.