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Flint Hills Resources And The Science Museum Of Minnesota Partner To Enhance Students’ Scientific Exploration

Murray County Central Elementary School students walked in the footprints of dinosaurs and investigated awesome science phenomena through large scale, dramatic demonstrations on February 14. Sponsored by Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend refinery, the Science Museum of Minnesota brought its interactive Science Matters program to Murray County Central Elementary to enrich students’ science education and enhance their interest in the sciences.

Assemblies Science Museum staff visited Murray County Central Elementary School to present two Science Matters assemblies to 200 students. The first presentation invited students to explore what life would have been like for dinosaurs, help a paleontologist discover fossils, and reconstruct a life-sized dinosaur. Other students explored the properties of solids, liquids and gases and how energy changes matter from one state to another, using liquid nitrogen to turn carbon dioxide gas into a solid.

Camp-In at the Science Museum As part of the Science Matters program, 70 students will attend an overnight camp-in among the Science Museum’s world-class exhibitions and workshops in March. The camp-in will provide students with an opportunity to further their scientific exploration.

This is the 25th year that the Science Museum has organized Camp-Ins for students, scouts, organizations, and families in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. More than 45,000 participants have been served by this program.