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Mobile science lab at Freedom

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By Stephen Thomas

    The freedom of a mobile agricultural classroom allowed Freedom Elementary students an extra educational opportunity.

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    The Mobile Science Activity Center (MSAC), sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, recently visited Freedom.

    MSAC program coordinator Jason Hodge visits hundreds of schools throughout the state offering programs that implement farm safety and preservation along with agricultural education.

    Freedom students participated in hands-on activities, among them making bouncy balls out of biodegradable corn plastic.

    Students mixed their own ingredients and microwaved the final results in Ziploc Baggies to complete their creations.

    Hodge said Freedom fourth grade classes also received further instruction on soil erosion.

    The MSAC features 10 workstations for student groups inside a 42-foot trailer. Activities are designed primarily for fourth and fifth grade target levels, though all grade levels may participate.

    For more information on the MSAC call (502) 564-4983 or visit www.kyage.com.