Girl Power Science Program
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VESTAL, N.Y. -- From bubble gum making to carbon dioxide explosions, it was a day of science made fun at the annual Girl Power Science Program.
A group of girls between third and sixth grades are taking part in the three-day long program at the Kopernik Center in Vestal. The girls spend the days immersed in fun science experiments, aimed at getting them hooked on science early in their school careers.
"They really teach you to like it. When I was little I used to afraid of space, but now it's really interesting to me and I'd like to maybe have a future in astronomy or biology," said fourth grader Teresa Deskur.
"Middle school is hard for kids. They have so many choices with sports and other academics, they have a hard time deciding which way to go and we're hoping this will encourage them to continue science," said Kopernik Observatory Education Coordinator Tish Bresee.
This is the third year Kopernik Center has hosted the event.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.