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Fourth-graders participate in National Chemistry Week event at Eastman

October 22nd, 2013 9:22 pm by Rick Wagner

Fourth-graders participate in National Chemistry Week event at Eastman

Fourth-grade students from Lake Ridge School in Johnson City react during a National Chemistry Week event at Eastman on Tuesday. Photo by Ned Jilton II.

KINGSPORT — Slime is cool, a local 9-year-old girl says.

So is learning why a can of regular soft drink will float in water but a can of diet drink won’t and other selected secrets of science explained, a 9-year-old boy said.

Those are among activities fourth-graders are participating in during a National Chemistry Week event in Kingsport this week.

Fourth-graders from across the region are helping mark the week at the 23rd annual fourth-grade day at Eastman Chemical Co.’s Employee Center.

Starting Tuesday and wrapping up today, the Northeast Tennessee Section of the American Chemical Society (NETSACS) is holding “Celebration of Chemistry for Fourth-Graders.”

About 1,200 students from 25 schools from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia were invited to bring fourth-graders to the Toy F. Reid Employee Center.

Read more in the Wednesday print edition of the Times-News or in the expanded electronic edition


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