Science Comes to Life for Local Elementary Students

For the fifth year, 200 third through sixth grade students from Mitchell Elementary School will be participating in hands-on science experiments in the College of Charleston School of Sciences and Mathematics. The students will be in the School of Sciences and Mathematics Building (202 Calhoun St.) from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. They will be touring the Natural History Museum and doing chemistry experiments with Professors Neal Tonks and Brooke Van Horne.

“This started as a way for the elementary school children to have a very real and intimate connection with the scientific process by working in fully equipped, state of the art laboratories with real scientists,” explains Biology Professor Robert Dillon. “Since then, the program has grown to include multiple departments and experiences.”

During this two day field trip, students will perform basic chemistry and physics experiments, examine organisms under microscopes in biology labs, and tour the Natural History Museum which features a new exhibit – a family of pteranodons.

For more information, contact Lisa Calvert at or 843.953.6566.