Science Fun!
Sean Ruggles

Peake students are enjoying learning a variety of science concepts through visual, hands-on demonstrations this semester made possible by a grant from the Ross Foundation, and a partnership between Mid-America Science Museum and Peake’s science department. Representatives from the museum are visiting Peake twice a week during January and February, and teaming up with Peake’s science teachers to provide students with highly engaging, STEM focused (science, technology, engineering, and math), learning opportunities.

Concepts being demonstrated include states of matter, chemical changes, temperature, conductors, insulators, and circuits, as well as the physics of force, direction, and mass.

The museum supplies the school with additional lesson planning materials and role models STEM education techniques.

In the photo above, Peake students Jakyri and Zachary observe a chemical change occurring in a glass beaker, which contains ingredients they added to produce the reaction while under the watch of Peake science and math teacher Kenneth Helms and representatives of Mid-America Science Museum.

Click here to view more photos from this science lab.


Arkadelphia Public Schools serves more than 2,000 students in Clark County, Arkansas, ranging from 6-weeks-old through college- and career-readiness - and is home of the Arkadelphia Promise.

APS News   sean.ruggles@arkadelphiaschools.org