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Evening of Science, Slime and Snacks


Colorful slime gelled and circuits connected recently during Rocket Family Night at Kelloggsville Middle School.

Students used household chemicals to create a “chem”eleon on special chameleon paper that changes color when you add liquids of different pH levels

Five classrooms were set up with hands-on science experiments for students of all ages to experience. Each allowed youngsters to create something to bring home, such as paper airplanes and slime. Rocket Family Night is a district initiative to offer the community a free meal and an evening tied to academics.

“We want parents to get into the buildings and the district. We also want our students to know how fun some of the subjects can be if you give them a chance,” said Middle School Principal Jim Alston.

Along with going through lots of science supplies, staff served more than 250 plates of food.

Students mix up slime and create chemical reactions
Students mix up slime and create chemical reactions

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.

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