Going Back to the Future for Math and Science
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo. - Grand Junction residents had a chance to go "back to the future" for a good cause Friday night.
The John McConnell Math and Science Center held a fundraiser at Allen Unique Autos to raise money for the facility's programs.
"Some of the things we try to do are hands-on activities. So you know what helium is? Well this is anti-helium," explained Steve Spangler, a self-described 'informal' science teacher and featured guest at the event, as he began a demonstration. "Helium is six times lighter than the air we breathe. Anti-helium is six times heavier. So when I breathe it in, I sound like this: we are going to have a great time tonight," Spangler said in a deeper voice, altered by the anti-helium.
Featured at the event were several activities and science experiments that attendees could learn about and event take home to try.
The John McConnell Math and Science center is a non-profit institution that relies on donations from the public to continue providing education and community outreach.