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Fourth and Fifth-Graders Will Learn about the Wonders of Science at University of Hartford

Posted 11/14/2013
Posted by David Isgur

More than 240 fourth and fifth-grade students from the Hartford area will descend upon the University of Hartford campus to attend the fifth annual "Wonders of the Human Body Science Fair" on Thursday, Nov. 14. The children will have the opportunity to judge interactive exhibits designed by students in the University's College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP). The winners, as voted on by the elementary school students, will be announced during the "Kids Choice Awards” ceremony at the end of the fair.

Additionally, these young students will be able to take self-directed virtual tours of the digestive system, hear, skeleton and other body parts in an interactive format. Each student will leave the science fair with new knowledge of the "The Wonders of the Human Body" and will receive a souvenir bag with a grade level appropriate book on the function of the human body and other health related items.

The fair runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Konover Campus Center Great Room, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford.

The University of Hartford’s Education Main Street (EMS) provides academic support to children and their families in selected schools in Hartford and Bloomfield to increase these young students’ chances of graduating from high school and moving on to post-secondary education. University students tutor in the partner schools during the school day and after school. EMS also provides parents and teachers with workshops on important educational issues.

For more information, contact Mary Christensen, EMS director, at 860.768.5215 or