UC Davis graduate student Frances Armstrong talks with first graders Wenqi Yang, right and Sean Liu. Armstrong is helping the two with science fair projects. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

Next Generation

UCD students help kick-start kids’ science projects

By From page A10 | February 25, 2014

The school science project… It’s usually the first big project elementary school children take on and everything from picking a topic to following through with experiments and conclusions can be daunting, not just for the students themselves but for their parents as well, who are often expected to shepherd their children through.

This year, a number of students kicked off their projects with helping hands from graduate students from the UC Davis department of evolutionary biology.

During a two-hour, free program at the Stephens Branch Library in Davis earlier this month, grad students explained the scientific method, including how to develop a question, find information to support an experiment and more. They even provided a few experiments as examples.

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

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