Carlisle County Students enjoy hands-on science activities
by Lilly Morefield
The MCAC trailer was on the Carlisle County School Campus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Elementary students of all grades came out to the trailer at different hours during the 3 days it was available. MSAC coordinator Jason Hodge provided students with science activities including corn plastics, soybean lip balm, ice cream in a bag, super slurper, soil erosion, and Ag-specific walk-through presentations.
The MSAC 44-foot-long trailers contain 11 iPads, a 70-inch LED monitor, and an all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer. Students interact with the teacher using the iPads through Insight360 software. The mobile units contain internal generators; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and handicapped-accessible ramps.
Hodge stated he stays busy much of the time going from school to school with the science trailer and that MSAC travels to schools throughout the Commonwealth to give students the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments related to agriculture using current educational standards and core content.
The trailer provides ten activity stations and space for a class of up to 30 students per hour sessions. They can do five to six sessions per school day.
Kentucky School Systems can schedule the center for a visit for one to three days at a time.
The MSAC is a division of agriculture education. For more information or to schedule the science activity center contact Jason at 270-781-4125.
Students with Jason Hodge, doing hands on projects in the MSAC.