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Scientists in The City

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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