Langford students learn about electricity and science

Crystal View Elementary gets a visit from BC Hydro and Science World.

Crystal View Elementary school got a visit from representatives from Science World and B.C. Hydro last week.

B.C. Hydro employees taught students about electrical safety in the home and what to do if you see a fallen power line.

Scientists Nicola Grice and Josh Andallo from Science World taught students about atmospheric science and invited students to help them perform some experiments.

Grice, a chemist, has been with Science World since 2004 and takes time away from her full-time job to travel around B.C. hoping to spark excitement about science.

“I wanted to give back to the kids in a way that I was inspired at this age,” she said. “That’s how I got into science, I remember going to something like this back in the U.K.”

Andallo started at Science World as a co-op student and has now worked with them for five years. He likes to teach kids that science is all around us and that dancing or painting can be science.

“I really enjoy the outreach, to see kids really excited about things we often take for granted while we’re in the [TELUS World of Science] building,” Andallo said.

Science World on the Road visits 30,000 students each year outside the Lower Mainland who might not otherwise have a chance to visit the TELUS World of Science. The goal is to visit each elementary and middle school in B.C. during a five-year span.

To bring Science World to smaller communities there are multiple donors, B.C. Hydro being one of them, and a portion of the entrance fee at Science World goes towards funding this project.


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