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Program Promotes Science

YAKIMA, Wash -- School districts in the Yakima Valley are coming up with some creative ways to spark student interest in the sciences. The latest idea came rolling up this morning -- Physics on Wheels will spend the next four days in Yakima

The program organizes interactive science experiments at school assemblies -- all in an effort to show students how physics can be fun.  

"You ask any kid about science," said Elaine Jones, a teacher at East Valley Intermediate. "And they'll tell you just how excited they are to learn it."

Physics on wheels is run by the Pacific Science Center. They visit over three hundred schools a year throughout Washington. The program enhances science and math learning by creating hands on and interactive exhibits.

Children learn about the properties of light, energy and sound by playing with huge lens, magnates and and simple machines.  

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