Science lab wheels back into Rogers

The St. Cloud State University Science Express Lab rolled into Rogers last week at Rogers Elementary School. The lab is decked out with high-tech science equipment that elementary schools wouldn’t be able to afford. (Photo by Aaron Brom)

The St. Cloud State University Science Express Lab rolled into Rogers last week at Rogers Elementary School. The lab is decked out with high-tech science equipment that elementary schools wouldn’t be able to afford. (Photo by Aaron Brom)

The St. Cloud State University mobile science lab wheeled back into Rogers at Rogers Elementary School.

The lab visited in spring, too, and allows third- through fifth-graders a chance to get real life laboratory experience without leaving the school campus.

SCSU got a grant to fund this mobile science lab that will travel to 30 schools this year. SCSU provides a teacher and this big semi-trailer that’s painted really kid-friendly is decked out with high-tech science equipment that elementary schools wouldn’t be able to afford.

Students worked with microscopes and looked at pathogens and learned about allergies. They also used a dissecting microscope this week and worked with a more sophisticated microscope to look at pond water….

They also had a soil forensics class for third-graders. They pretend a crime was committed on the playground and they have to figure out who did it by the dirt found on shoes, one suspect is the principal. The other class topic was DNA from fruit.

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