Matter of Fact

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School recently participated in a hands-on science enrichment program that allowed them to explore matter and its relationship to temperature.

During the program, science instructor Brian Wallrapp used dry ice to demonstrate its effect on a coin and spoon and students observed the dry ice reacting with water. Wallrapp also showed the students how various minerals found in the sun react to heat. The young scientists wore light refracting glasses and were able to see rays of light reflecting off objects in the classroom.

“The students were amazed by the experiments,” said fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Kelly.