Public Science Day, 1998
On February 12, 1998, ten thousand students and their teachers celebrated
Public Science Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The annual event is held
on the day before the opening of the convention of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Twenty-two schools from
the School District of Philadelphia participated in a year-long classroom
exploration of the science theme "Scientists in The City." On Public Science
Day, the schools visited science institutions in the city and displayed and
shared their science explorations. The day was a celebration of what it means
to be a scientist in the city of Philadelphia.
We followed one class from the Levering School and documented their experience on Public Science Day.
Public Science Day 1998, a collaboration between AAAS and The Franklin Institute, was generously presented by Unisys.
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