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Paige Frankiewicz shows off her experiment from her time as "Science Kid" in Shelly Clay's second grade class at St. Croix Central Elementary School. Each week a "Science Kid" is selected to do an experiment in front of the class.

'Science Kid' project helps classmates learn

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Each week, Shelly Clay gives a special bag to one of her second grade students. The student takes the bag home and uses the materials inside to design his or her own science experiment, usually with the help of their parents. The children practice at home and perform their experiments for the class on Friday.


"They have to be prepared to walk us through what's happening and why it's happening," Clay said. "And then answer any questions that the kids have."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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