Bob Sikes parents, students gather for a night of science

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Daisy Spencer, 8, shows her great-grandfather, Allen Shoaf, her science project titled "The Colors of Density" during Thursday’s Family Science Night at Bob Sikes Elementary School. Second-graders mixed household liquids and noted their reactions for the project.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 06:16 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Bob Sikes Elementary School parents saw their students’ education in action Thursday night during Science Night in the school cafeteria.

Daisy Spencer, 8, showed her great-grandfather, Allen Shoaf, her project on poster board titled "The Colors of Density.” She and her second-grade classmates mixed several household liquids — including dish soap, vegetable oil and rubbing alcohol — to see if they mixed or separated. The substances layered themselves based on their density, the experiment stated. The project required her to log results.

"We had to come up with a question and hypothesis," Daisy said.

Seeing the project was a treat, Shoal said.

"We try to encourage her in all of her school work," he said.

Staff from Fort Walton Beach’s Emerald Coast Science Center performed experiments that included constructing flying contraptions using just paper strips and drinking straws.

Joy Stewart, who attended her first Science Night with her 6-year-old son, Calvin, said she was impressed.

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