PROVO, UT – The BYU Astronomy department put on an event this last weekend, and dozens of families came to BYU campus to see how fun science can be.
At Astrofest, children had the opportunity to make foam rockets, attend planetarium shows, and various other science related activities.
One local parent, Julie Allen, said she thinks this event is a great way for children to see science is fun. She said it’s important for kids to recognize science is something they can do. Allen’s daughter appreciated the opportunity to make and shoot a foam rocket.
“I wanted to make it look like it could fly so I made it a flying Pikachu and gave it wings,” Alice Allen stated, referring to her foam rocket.
A recent BYU graduate and Astrofest volunteer said he believes the event helps kids see all that science can offer. From physics to geology to acoustics, there are many different fields of science kids don’t always think of.
If you missed the event this year, the astronomy department will be putting on another Astrofest next summer.
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