To third-grader Taylor Dionne, that was one of the highlights of the day. But it was the whole day’s experiences that got her attention more than anything.
“It made me feel like (science is) pretty cool,” she said. “I definitely want to do experiments when I grow up.”
Lydick said hearing that kind of response from a student is why she works with children in the first place.
“The best part is getting kids interested in math and science, to show them that it can be really exciting and fun, and not just sitting around in a laboratory,” she said. “It’s really lighting a little torch inside them.”