High school students present to Head Start preschoolers
Light bulbs “came on” for Bethel Head Start preschoolers in more than one way on April 12th in their preschool class. High school students from Ms. Persi’s child development class presented electricity experiments to the youngsters to teach them about how electricity works and how to conserve it in the home. The older kids discussed concepts such as conductors and insulators, solar energy, and circuitry among others. The presentations were made possible by an EWEB mini-grant that Ms. Persi applied for and received. It helped her purchase items such as mini-solar panels, switches, wire, and batteries. Her students were required to complete research, design an experiment and a presentation board, and then present it to the 3 and 4 year olds. This was a highly rewarding and “enlightening” experience for all involved.