Science and students come together at Super Science Saturday
Solutions Through Science (STS) joined 19 other organizations participating in LSU’s Super Science Saturday on October 28. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) event is held every fall around National Chemistry Week and is designed to provide interactive stations for students from kindergarten through grade 12 to experience.
STS was on-hand to walk students through the chlorine production process and explain why Louisiana is a significant contributor to the nation’s annual chlorine output. Additionally, students were given chlorine activity books and buildable brochures of a house, a hospital and a school bus. Each brochure highlights products typically found in a house, hospital and school bus that are made using chlorine chemistry.
“It is always fun to watch student’s, parent’s and teacher’s faces light up when they see just how many things they use on a daily basis are made using chlorine chemistry,” said Alexis Schlatre, Executive Director of Solutions Through Science.
This year, about 1000 students attended the event at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC). It was free to the public and ran from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students were given passports at the check-in area with blocks for each activity station. When they visited a station, their passport was stamped. Many teachers awarded extra credit to students who returned to class with all blocks stamped from the event.
STS is a partnership of chlorine and chlor-alkali producers and users in the state. Established in 2000, STS is a single voice for its member companies, which are committed to serving Louisiana by providing reliable and durable products used to improve our lives daily, by volunteering in our communities and by operating its plants in safe and reliable manner.