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April 10, 2018 > An evening of math and science fun

An evening of math and science fun

Submitted By AVID 8 Students, Thornton Jr. High

Thornton Jr. High School hosted a Family Math and Science Night (FMSN) for the third time on Tuesday evening, March 13, 2018. Despite the rainy weather, the event went off without a hitch; there was an astonishing turnout. Teachers Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Norling were lead coordinators and had the help of numerous volunteers including fellow teachers and community members. According to Mrs. Thomas, ÒMath and Science Family Night was created to make math and science more fun.Ó

And fun was had by all! Families had opportunities to participate in a variety of activities such as Connect Four: parents vs. students, cardboard robot hands, and saltwater rainbows. Additionally, Fremont Fire Department was also on hand to explain how they use drones, students from Santa Clara University had a computer science/LED display that families could program, and the American Chemical Society made their third appearance to demonstrate how nitrogen ice cream is made. Of course, you canÕt make ice cream and not eat it, and thatÕs what many did!

Nine-year-old Lisa Shokoor, whose sister is an 8th grader at the school, said Ò[I] liked Family Night because there were so many fun things that I went to.Ó Rishabh H., another Thornton student, reported that heÕd definitely recommend that people attend next time. Families and future Thornton students can look forward to the next FMSN in 2020.

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