Making science fun for Charlotte middle school students

Making science fun for Charlotte middle school students

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 7:12 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Science class can be tough for some students, especially when you're trying to just get information from a book.

But make the lesson hands on, and it's a whole different story. 
 
Take one cup acid rain.
 
Mix in one cup of oil.
 
Add in a mad scientist, AKA a teacher from the Discovery Place, and a room full of students and you've got a real recipe for... learning.
 
The Eastway Middle science club spent Wednesday figuring out - hands on - the impacts of pollution and how to deal with them.
 
Eighth grader Yolany Valladares is really into it, but wasn't always.
 
“Yeah, I wasn’t interested in science at all.”
 
Now though, she's even considering making it her career.
 
“It taught me that you can have fun with science,” she says. “I’ve always liked science but some of the topics were pretty difficult to understand.”
 

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