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Preston Sixth-Graders Blasted with Science

Herald Journal Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

Two science teachers stood in line at Walmart, waiting to purchase items for classroom experiments. ... It sounds like the start of a bad joke, but that’s exactly how the sixth-grade class of Preston Junior High ended up with a field trip and science demonstration at USU. ... After the chemistry session, USU physics demonstration specialist James Coburn took over. “It looks like chemistry carnage out here,” Coburn said as the tables and floor of the auditorium were littered with science experiments. In his 17 years at USU, Coburn has gathered an impressive collection of physics-related experiments. ...  Coburn said the purpose of demonstrations like this is to build enthusiasm in science. “I don’t really tell myself I’m teaching a lot of science, a lot of physics, but I think I’m getting excited about science,” Coburn said. “Science can be fun, physics can be fun.”

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