Science is fun! - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Science is fun!

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Wanted woman found under a bed

    Wanted woman found under a bed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:56:32 GMT
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
    APD reports that officers got a tip that a wanted person was “hiding out” at 708 North Jackson Street. Offices went to that location and confirmed the suspect was there. They said they found Wanda Harris hiding under a bed and arrested her, then notified DCP.More >>
  • Take care on the water this weekend

    Take care on the water this weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:52:39 GMT
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
    The Department of Natural Resources law enforcement division says its rangers will be busy making sure boaters follow the rules and stay sober and safe while operating boats over the long weekend.More >>
  • High mercury levels harmful to babies

    High mercury levels harmful to babies

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:02:09 GMT
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>
    Guidelines regarding fish consumption has been released by the Food and Drug Administration for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant and children. Their research shows eating certain types of fish containing extreme levels of mercury can negatively affect neurodevelopment in growing babies.More >>

November 7, 2007

Valdosta - Educators in Lowndes County have been waiting two years for the opportunity to teach their students from the back of a semi-truck.

But it's not just any truck. It's the National Science Center's Discovery Vehicle.

It's a science center on wheels that rolls around the country showing kids grades three through nine that math and science can be fun.

They say each year, more students loose interest in the maths and sciences, so they hope this unique program will not keep them interested but wanting to learn more.  "To keep kids interested in science. To show that science is fun so it keeps their interest in it and they stay in school. We are encouraging people to stay all the way through high school and go to college," says Calvin Marschall.

There are two mobile classroom like this one who visit all schools for free. They say the program is so popular with such a high success rate that it books up a year in advance.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=mobilelab