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Science Days

The ap chemistry class poses for a picture on the playground at St. Thomas Elementary. Carlee Jackson (11), Tanner Myers (11), Jordan Harbold (11), Alyssa Blair (12), Daniel Corcoran (12), Trenton Morgan (12), Amanda Sensinger (11), Dale MIller (12), Mackenzie Saunders (11), Alyssa Velasquez-Glant (12), Kayla Noll-Bader (12), Ella Jones (12), and Abby Carbaugh (12)

The ap chemistry class poses for a picture on the playground at St. Thomas Elementary. Carlee Jackson (11), Tanner Myers (11), Jordan Harbold (11), Alyssa Blair (12), Daniel Corcoran (12), Trenton Morgan (12), Amanda Sensinger (11), Dale MIller (12), Mackenzie Saunders (11), Alyssa Velasquez-Glant (12), Kayla Noll-Bader (12), Ella Jones (12), and Abby Carbaugh (12)

The ap chemistry class poses for a picture on the playground at St. Thomas Elementary. Carlee Jackson (11), Tanner Myers (11), Jordan Harbold (11), Alyssa Blair (12), Daniel Corcoran (12), Trenton Morgan (12), Amanda Sensinger (11), Dale MIller (12), Mackenzie Saunders (11), Alyssa Velasquez-Glant (12), Kayla Noll-Bader (12), Ella Jones (12), and Abby Carbaugh (12)

The ap chemistry class poses for a picture on the playground at St. Thomas Elementary. Carlee Jackson (11), Tanner Myers (11), Jordan Harbold (11), Alyssa Blair (12), Daniel Corcoran (12), Trenton Morgan (12), Amanda Sensinger (11), Dale MIller (12), Mackenzie Saunders (11), Alyssa Velasquez-Glant (12), Kayla Noll-Bader (12), Ella Jones (12), and Abby Carbaugh (12)

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The ap chemistry class poses for a picture on the playground at St. Thomas Elementary. Carlee Jackson (11), Tanner Myers (11), Jordan Harbold (11), Alyssa Blair (12), Daniel Corcoran (12), Trenton Morgan (12), Amanda Sensinger (11), Dale Miller (12), Mackenzie Saunders (11), Alyssa Velasquez-Glant (12), Kayla Noll-Bader (12), Ella Jones (12), and Abby Carbaugh (12)

On May 16 and 17, The AP Chemistry class at James Buchanan High School went to TSD Elementary schools for a Science Days.  During Science Days, the Chem class walked the elementary students through two experiments to get them excited about science.  After the experiments JBHS students related what they did to a real-life problem and showed how scientists solve problems. On Thursday the students went to St. Thomas and Mt. View and on Friday they went to Mercersburg and Montgomery.  

The project was first introduced by the high schools Chemistry teacher, Mrs. Rebecca Miller (Faculty).  She has been taking her AP Chemistry classes to the elementary schools for a little over ten years.

“I think we had a very successful day,”  said Noah Wise (12). “My favorite part was how excited all the little kids got when learning about science.”

Miller got the experiment ideas this year from the teacher’s science convention. During the Toothpaste Challenge, the students had to empty out a bottle of toothpaste and used their problem solving skills to see how much they could get back into the bottle.  

Hunter Gayman (2) and Chloe Shew (2) work together to get toothpaste back into the bottle during Elementary Science Day.

“The toothpaste lab was my favorite to do with the children because it was fun to see them use their imagination to come up with different ideas to get the toothpaste back into the bottle,” said Daniel Corcoran (12).

This was supposed to replicate when scientists have to quickly clean-up spills that can be harmful to the earth, people, or animals.  

The Copycat Challenge was used to show students how scientist are copycats sometimes when it comes to making new inventions.  An example given to the kids was how scientists got the idea of airplanes from animals like birds, butterflies, and bees.

“The copycat lab was my favorite to do with the kids because we had to remember the color wheel and experiment which colors would  show a desired color,” said Owen Stoner (12).

The challenge consisted of the children mixing different food coloring colors to mimic the color of soda.

Colton Pine (2) and Trey Shandle (2) work together to complete the Copycat Challenge on Elementary Science Day.

After the experiments were complete, the students had time to discuss how they were related to science.  They also had the opportunity to ask the high school students any questions they had about high school.

“It was really fun when the students asked us about high school,” said Corcoran. “We were asked questions from “ Is the lunch at the high school good?” to “ What are your plans after high school?”

In the future, Miller has hopes of expanding and continuing the project. Whether it be going to more grade levels or going to the middle school too.  The elementary science days have an impact on the younger kids and can be very memorable throughout the kids educational career.

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Stoner’s Haunted Corn Maze is All the Craze

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During the Haunted Hayride at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, one of the volunteers roams and creates fear amongst visitors. “There are a good amount of scares,” says Owen Stoner (11), “We have a lot of people in the maze.”

During the Haunted Hayride at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, one of the volunteers roams and creates fear amongst visitors. “There are a good amount of scares,” says Owen Stoner (11), “We have a lot of people in the maze.”

During the Haunted Hayride at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, one of the volunteers roams and creates fear amongst visitors. “There are a good amount of scares,” says Owen Stoner (11), “We have a lot of people in the maze.”

During the Haunted Hayride at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, one of the volunteers roams and creates fear amongst visitors. “There are a good amount of scares,” says Owen Stoner (11), “We have a lot of people in the maze.”

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During the Haunted Hayride at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, one of the volunteers roams and creates fear amongst visitors. “There are a good amount of scares,” says Owen Stoner (11), “We have a lot of people in the maze.”

Picture yourself with your jacket zipped up, hands in your pockets, and a hat on your head. It is dark out, and you can hear the corn rattle as the evening wind whistles by. The weather is chilly, but tolerable. You are warm, with beads of sweat forming on your brow as your body gets warmer and warmer with anticipation; the anticipation that has been building up as you hear the screams of people, just like you, who you cannot see because they are hidden behind the many rows of corn. Will you be the next person to scream?

 

Local business, Stoner’s Dairy Farm, hosts a fun fall activity for anybody looking to have a good time. The Stoner’s Corn Maze is a weekend pleasure, which also offers a Haunted Corn Maze. There is also several other add-ons besides the haunted maze, which is only available on particular nights, the next one being Nov. 3.

 

The Stoner’s Haunted Maze is a fairly new addition to the fall attractions, such as their regular and flashlight maze nights, available at the Stoner’s Dairy Farm.

 

“The haunted corn maze is more exclusive, and has been going on for more like five years now,” said Owen Stoner (11), who is part of the family business.

 

Stoner himself admits that he enjoys helping out, but he also takes out time to be a victim of the maze.

 

“Sometimes I dress up and help scare in the maze because that is pretty fun for me,” said Stoner. “I also like just walking through just for the thrill.”

 

As the years have gone by, the maze has continued to pull in frequent visitors to the haunted attraction.

 

“I was there last year,” said Maggie Strawoet (11), “I thought this year was a lot better than last year, and I thought there were a lot more people in it that were scarers.”

 

As the amount of actors has increased, the maze itself has continued to get more frightening.  

While waiting in line to enter the Haunted Corn Maze at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, Maggie Strawoet (11) and Drew Devotie (11), laugh off an unexpected scare from one of the actors.

“I was scared when you were walking through the maze awhile, and then somebody would pop out of nowhere,” said Strawoet.

 

There is more to the ticket than just the corn maze, though. Stoner’s also includes another frightening experience: a haunted hayride.

 

“Personally, my favorite part is the haunted hayride.The corn maze is pretty scary itself, but the hayride, after you go in, kind of adds to the whole entire experience,” said Stoner.

 

The hayride is filled with actors prepared to scare just like the corn maze.

Along with the Haunted Corn Maze at Stoner’s Dairy Farm, there is a selection of other activities. “There is the hayride, a petting zoo, a bunch of food, hot chocolate, milkshakes,” says Owen Stoner (11).

“The scarers still come out, but it is pretty freaky whenever you are on the ride,” said Stoner.

 

If you are not really into the scare, and you just come along to hangout with your friends, you do not have to worry, there is more to do!

 

“There was the haunted hayride, which was pretty fun, too, where there was people who would like walk around the hayride, like the little cart in the back, and scare you,” said Strawoet, “There was a campfire, a petting zoo, and stuff like that.”

 

Don’t forget, the cult classic throughout Mercersburg during Halloween time will be available on Friday, Nov. 3 , for its last debut during the fall of 2017! Tickets are seven dollars, for the haunted corn maze, haunted hayride, and all the amenities that come along with it.

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