Creating future scientists

By Amanda Hari

April 5, 2014 Updated Apr 5, 2014 at 10:48 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An annual hands-on science event taught kids about nano chemistry.

The Roberson Museum hosted the annual Nano Days Saturday afternoon. The event gave students a hands-on experience to science and chemistry.

“We like to see if we can build more scientists and create new things and hopefully fuel our economy in that way, that strengthens who we are,” said Tyler Pluchino, a volunteer from Binghamton University.

There were experiments for the kids to learn about atoms, molecules, nano-scale forces and more.

Nano Days are designed to make science more fun and appealing to the younger generation.

"Sometimes science can be very hard to do,” Pluchino said. "It seems very intimidating at first, but they can see that they actually have a chance to do it makes them a lot more interested in doing it.”

The kids ranged in age from four to 13.

The annual event is sponsored by Binghamton University. Researchers and BU students volunteered to create a fun learning experience for the kids.

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