Students jam and learn about science

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Poland Seminary High School science club had their fourth annual Science Jam, which had performances and science displays. Pictured, Mum Masaki held on of the robotic club's robots. He gave a demonstration on the types of robots they build and let people drive the machines.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Poland Seminary High School's Science Jam featured music from a number of the students. Beth Queen, the organizer of the event, saw that she had a number of students with talents in science and in music and she wanted to combine the two. Pictured, a student group, The Icecaps, performed the theme song to the TV show "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius."

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Science Jam featured a number of science displays, such as a group of dissected animal parts. Pictured, Charisma Ojeda held the oobleck that the students made. It is a non-Newtonian fluid that is liquid at rest and a solid in motion.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Poland Seminary High School’s science club hosted their annual Science Jam on May 16 outside of the school.

The fourth year event included science showcases and musical performances. All students in the high school were invited to the program.

“I wanted to provide a casual, social demo/live music event,” said Beth Queen, science teacher at the school and organizer for the event. She saw that she had students with interests in both science and music, so she wanted to combine the two for the event.

They had a number of science displays. They had an oobleck, a non-Newtonian fluid that is a liquid at rest and a solid when in movement. The group placed out different dissected animals, such as a pig fetus, cow eye and a starfish.

The robotics club also had a demonstration. Mum Masaki, a member of the club, showed others how to move and control the robots and how they could pick up objects with them. He said being in the club can get hectic sometimes, but he has fun.

Students performed a number of different songs during the event. To begin the event, one student sang a number of pun-related songs, such as rephrasing “Hey Jude” by the Beatles to a be a song about science.

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