Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fulton K-8 Visited by Celgene Scientists

Checking out scientific reactions. Students in grades three and four at Fulton K-8 School in the Skyline neighborhood have extended their knowledge of the scientific method, using chromatography to see how red and black ink can separate into different colors when diluted in water, thanks to visiting scientists from the local branch of pharmaceutical research company Celgene Corporation.

Each student-scientist was given strips of blotting paper in which they placed a large black dot and a red ink dot. The students then placed the strips of paper in a cup of water, and made observations as the colors began to separate and formed a multitude of colors. The Fulton scientists also conducted experiments involving how liquids float and sink, how gases are formed, and how to make silly putty.

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company with a facility located in the Golden Triangle neighborhood.

Located in the Skyline neighborhood, Fulton’s comprehensive curriculum centers on critical literacy, math, science, social studies, physical education and English language development. All students at Fulton have the opportunity to understand computer/digital technology through an experiential, sequential, and cross-curricular program in its state-of-the-art computer lab.

For more information, contact Principal Stanley Munro at (619) 344-3200.