‘Magic’' will attract thousands of fourth-graders to MSU


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Posted: 10/14/2010


Weighty woods, trained termites and oak bubbling bazookas will be among the many highlights at Mississippi State University’s Wood Magic Science Fair.

The Oct. 18-22 event will introduce students to the benefits of forestry, forest products and wildlife. The Wood Magic Science Fair is sponsored by MSU’s Department of Forest Products, College of Forest Resources and wood product industries. It will be held at MSU’s forest products complex at 100 Blackjack Road in Starkville.

More than 4,000 fourth-graders and their teachers will travel through 12 demonstration stations such as "Chem-is-tree," "Rock Stars" and "Wood Sandwiches," where they will learn about topics like wood strength, plywood constructing and wood crafts.

Students also will have the opportunity to examine wildlife skulls, antlers and horns to better understand an animal’s distinctive biological features and lifestyles.

For more information on the Wood Magic Science Fair, contact David Jones at (662) 325-8454 or pdjones@cfr.msstate.edu.

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