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Hundreds of Students Work with Randolph College Professors on Science Day


Lynchburg, VA - Lynchburg's Randolph College was packed with kids Saturday taking part in Science Day.

A Randolph College student started the event in 2005 with only 47 kids.

Since then, the event has drawn in more than 400 students.

In day one of the event, students did everything from create recycled paper to hold snakes.

Kids spend the afternoon working with professors and college students doing hands on science activities.

At the DNA station, kids were able to take models of their DNA and make necklaces out of it.

Another station allowed students to put an egg in a model car and protect it using makeshift supplies to teach them about car safety.

Randolph College physics professor Peter Sheldon says the purpose of the event is to teach kids that science is not just about reading a text book or wearing a lab coat.

"Science isn't just for geeks. It's relevant to every part of your life. Science is important to the arts and the arts are important to science," Sheldon said.

On Sunday, students will get even more hands on by experimenting with 'Gack'; a fluid that kids can actually run on top of.

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