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March 1, 2013

'Science Friday Fest' draws visitors to downtown Goshen

GOSHEN — Seven-year-old Nadia Miller held the steel thermometer in her gloved-covered hands. She was trying to see if the temperature gauge would go up or down with the extra heat.

“It works better without,” Nadia said as she took her gloves off and cupped her bare hands around the same thermometer. “The temperature goes up and with the gloves it didn’t go anywhere.”

Vicki Miller of Goshen watched as her granddaughter tried the experiment at the GoTemp station.

“It’s really interesting and good for adults, too,” Miller said.

The pair was inside the Ethos Science 2 Go Bus parked on Main Street in downtown Goshen for the First Fridays “Science Friday Fest.” First Fridays is a monthly downtown showcase, and this time around had a science, technology and entrepreneurship theme.

Science 2 Go is a mobile science laboratory, designed for children in kindergarten to sixth-grades, said Dennis Boehler, operation manager of Ethos. The bus is operated through a joint effort by Elkhart Community Schools and the not for profit, ETHOS (Encouraging Technology and Hands ON Science).

“It’s a classroom on wheels and provides on-site field trips at schools,” Boehler said. “We take this to all the schools in Elkhart County and the lessons can be changed according to what the students are learning at a particular school. The focus is life science, physical science, earth science and space science at this point.”

Sixth-grader Chelsea Grevenstuk was experimenting with the sounds and waves station in the bus.

“Science is my favorite subject and I like going to the different stations to learn about science,” Chelsea said. “This is a fun way to learn about things because you can do different experiments and it helps me remember them.”

Down the block at the Goshen Historical Museum, curator Dale Garber explained to visitors how an antique toaster made in 1914 worked. The museum display showed items that were considered “new and scientific” in the past.

An “Electraply” machine dated 1927 was made to aid in circulation, headaches, tonsils and deafness, according to the directions that accompanied the displayed device.

“The kids were curious about the items,” Garber said.

Down the block, the Goshen Go-Getters 4-H Club set up science stations for children and families to view and participate in the auditorium at the Goshen Theater. Volunteer 4-H members Abby Wileman, Hayden Pieri and Danielle Smith helped with experiments.

First Fridays Coordinator Katrina Maust watched as children laughed and talked with their parents at the various stations.

“We are featuring some exciting things that are happening in Goshen,” Maust said. “Ingenuity is strong in Goshen and that is being celebrated.”

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