Polar bears have black skin, and all the ants in the world would weigh more than all the people.
Elementary school students were shocked to learn these true science fun facts while participating in the fall 2022 Discovery Days outreach program.
Nearly 1,000 students from 13 schools and homeschool programs traveled to Oregon State University to participate in the biannual outreach program. Discovery Days immerses students in the rich and diverse world of science.
“Discovery Days is such a wonderful opportunity for Oregon State to give back to our community. Faculty, graduate students, staff and hundreds of undergraduate students volunteer their time to offer dynamic activities to excite local youth about STEM,” said Gabs James, associate director of student engagement for the College of Science and the Discovery Days coordinator. “I am constantly amazed by the care and energy the OSU community brings to this program.”
Students participated in a variety of hands-on learning exercises, including learning about bird beaks, creating paper rockets, watching fish larvae through a microscope and studying the different muscles in the body.