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ECMS math, science family night
Event helps prepare students for Criterion Referenced Competency Tests
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Effingham County Middle School hosted its first Math Science Family Night on April 10.  

The event was a huge success, with more than 240 students, the ECMS faculty and staff, numerous parents, and many community members participating.  

Math Science Night is a fun, hands-on way to promote the Georgia Performance Standards and help prepare students for the CRCT. It is also a great way to spark student interest in math and science, and to get parents and community members involved with students’ education.  

During the event students participated in 29 experiments and activity booths, including making ice cream using liquid nitrogen, shooting water bottle rockets, testing acidity of various solutions, designing roller coasters, comparing the digestive organs of a frog, rat and fetal pig, breaking open geodes and riding a hovercraft.

Students were also able to see and participate in exhibits by the UGA Warnell Forestry Center, Georgia Power’s Power City, Georgia Pacific, Keep Effingham Beautiful, Effingham County 4-H, Georgia Southern University Raptor Center, Georgia Southern University Museum Fossil Box, UGA Marine Extension Service, Georgia Tech Robotics, Custom’s Mobile Lab, and Armstrong Atlantic State University.  

ECMS wants to thank NewLife Florist, Coldstone Creamery, and JCB for providing supplies for the event.