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The Magic of Science

The Magic of Science

Produced by Chloe Jackson, Reported by Anna Pierce, Photographed by Demia Bland

Kaye Truitt popping foam bubbles with fire.

Kaye Truitt popping foam bubbles with fire.

Today, in the Magic of Science, 10 students are learning by doing.  The Magic of Science is a class at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Summer Camp.  This class combines Chemistry and the fiction of Harry Potter.  The students watched a clip of the Potter movie, in which Hermione makes a blue flame.  The class, taught by Kaye Truitt, mainly incorporates 2 of the 4 leadership ideals: Scholarship and Creativity.  “I want them to see chemistry everywhere they go,” said Kaye Truitt.

The students exposed metal ions to flames to change the color of the flame.  It’s obvious how excited the class is to learn.  You don’t need a magic wand to enjoy the Magic of Science.