On the road with the McAuley science show | Schools
COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) - McAuley High School science students are currently in the middle of their traveling science show season. Under the guidance of retired McAuley chemistry teacher and coordinator of McAuley’s Women In Medicine Program, Shirley Frey, they are taking a hands-on science show on the road, presenting the show to grade school students at various area elementary schools. The theme of the show is “Solids, Liquids, and Gases” and one of these shows occurred on January 16 at St. Aloysius School in Bridgetown.
Four McAuley sophomores, Megan Davish, Maria Koenig, Osmari Novoa, and Olivia Roll presented the show at St. Al’s, spending their time working with fifth and sixth graders on four different experiments involving acids and bases, UV beads, carbon dioxide and density.
Following the four experiments, the McAuley scientists gave a 30-minute, exciting show, with “magic” chemicals, “exploding” foam, color-changing substances, silver plating cola bottles, and more. The St. Al’s boys and girls were enthralled by the whole program, and lots of “oohs”, “ahhs”, “wows”, “cools”, and “awesomes” could be heard throughout the classroom.
These four McAuley sophomores are part of the school’s Science Outreach Program. Frey explained that students apply to be part of extra science activities: Science Olympiad, JETS, or the Traveling Science Show. They are selected for positions in one of these areas.