SCAS teams with National Science Center.What is Discovery Fair?
Discovery Fair is a science and technology oriented show that is a part of the South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. State Fair. Other than normal fair admission cost, there is no charge. It is an entertaining and educational booth primarily designed to promote interest in the sciences.
The State Fair contributes space for the booth. In return, the South Carolina Academy of Science (SCAS SCAS Scan String
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The success and popularity of the Discovery Fair booth has been the interaction of the students with the public. Students encouraged visitors to discover scientific principles by actually doing and thinking. Visitors were encouraged to ask "What if ..." and then try out their hypotheses.
The 2001 State Fair had more than 600,000 people in attendance, of which an estimated 300,000 entered the Cantey building and visited the SCAS/SCJAS Booth.
Summary of D-fair 2001
We had over 600 students manning the Discovery Fair Booth (50' by 20') from all parts of South Carolina. These students came from 15 high schools and 1 middle school. We had 14 scientists managing the booth, of which 7 were members of the SCAS Board and 7 were friends of the Academy. In addition, we had 4 SCJAS board members and 7 primary managers for the DFair booth in 2001.
The D-fair 2001 booth featured active hands on exhibits from the National Science Center (NSC NSC
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See under meteorite. 37kg and Radiaculum. Many of the schools that participated also brought exhibits for the fair.
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The National Science Center in Augusta, GA
The NSC, a public-private partnership with the United States Army United States Army
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The SCAS would like to thank the following schools and Junior Academy/MESAS Sponsors:
White Knoll High School, Sally Lister Abbeville High School, Crystal Dunlap Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Henry West Chapin High School, Donna McGehee Spring Valley HS, Marilyn Senneway Marion HS, Debbie Pogue & Jean Richardson Ridgeview HS, Ellie Munzie Richland Northeast, Ginger Foley USC Students Lower Richland HS, Joy Akins & Ms. Edwards Brookland Cayce HS, Carolyn Fisher Governors School, Phelicia Jones Cooper Myrtle Beach, Michelle Powell Newberry Middle, Connie Mc Morris & Laura Adams Heathwood Hall, Sondra Wieland Academic Magnet with SJCAS President Adam Gorod Richard Winn Academy, Renee Allen
The SCAS would also like to thank the following people who helped mange mange (mānj), contagious skin disease of domestic and wild animals. The several types of mange, including follicular and sarcoptic mange, are caused by various minute parasitic mites that burrow into skin, hair follicles, or sweat glands. and work the Discovery Fair 2001 booth.
SCJAS Board members: Adam Gorod, John Korman, Molly Corley, Ronak Shah
SCAS Council Members: Lisle Mitchell, Jane Ellis, Karen Fox, John Inman, Ron Shelton, Mike Farmer, Libby Higgins, Gerald Cowley
Friends of SCAS: Joe Gibbons, Corey Mack, John Dickerson, Jim Payne, Linda Payne, R. Schmidt, Rob Umpleby
Booth Managers: Kay Coleman, Deb Wagstaff, Todd Wagstaff, Susan Jarvie, Johanna Killoy, Michele B. Dugar, Crystal Ramey
We would also like to extend our gratitude to the National Science Center for their help and exhibits.
National Science Center: Jim Frye, Victor M. Morales, Lisa Golden, Ralph H. Sapp, Paul F. Parris Sr., Kathi A. Dimmock
The SCAS would also like to mention Christopher F. Jenkins, USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. Aiken Student and Dimitrius L. Peggins, Augusta State University History
The school was chartered as the Academy of Richmond County in 1783. It opened in 1785 and offered collegiate-level classes from its earliest days. Graduates were accepted into colleges as sophomores or juniors. Student/Ambassadors and showmen from the National Science Center, Augusta, GA who were weekend warriors and presenters for Discovery Fair.