Eastfield Global Magnet School held a family Science Night at the school recently thanks to a grant from Duke Energy.

The Science Night was also part of the North Carolina Science Festival that occurs each March and April with events around the state. This is the third time Eastfield has received the grant from Duke Energy.

On Thursday, families and students gathered for the event that included 10 hands-on science stations such as making bubbles, magnetic painting, planting a garden in a glove, boat building, marshmallow towers, catapults and straw flutes.

Members of the community were also invited to attend and provide additional stations. Jon Allen, of Fitness Express, presented the proper techniques for exercise and weight lighting. Composer Nathan Shirley demonstrated sound waves, and Melanie Shaver of Foothills Community School helped students design tiny, moving robots. Representatives from the East Marion Community Forum were also present.

Fifth-grade teachers hosted a station of “Are you smarter than a fifth-grader?” and gave out information about online, end-of-grade science tests. Attendees were treated to pizza, chips and drinks provided for free by the Title I program.

For more pictures of the family Science Night, visit www.mcdowellnews.com

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