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EXPERIMENTING WITH SCIENCE: Biology graduate student Peri Mason teaches fifth-grade students, from left, Brianna Johnson, Adrianne Oyola and Isabel Gamble about caterpillars during a tour of the science departments June 12. All fifth-grade students from Middletown's Snow Elementary School came to Wesleyan to learn about science. They toured the biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy departments.

Michael Calter, associate professor of chemistry, teaches Denae Clinton and Jason Pawson how to make a substance called “oobleck” from corn starch and water. The material acts like a solid and liquid, and teaches students about basic chemistry. The chemistry lab visit was coordinated by graduate student Anna Komor.

Brian Stewart, associate professor of physics, demonstrates the power of electricity by melting aluminum foil and generating a shower of sparks. He also gave a "jumping ring" and electrostatic generator demonstration.

In addition, graduate students Samantha Lawler and Darik Velez gave the students tours of the Astronomy Department's observatory. The event was arranged by Jennifer Hadley, library assistant in Scores and Recordings/World Music Archives. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)