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Science Achievers on TV
Teens in MSI’s Science Achievers youth development program hosted a live, call-in TV series on CAN-TV, Chicago’s community access television channel, during the fall, winter and spring sessions.
The show is called TESLA, which stands for "Teens Exploring Science with a Live Audience." The students who star in the show answer questions live on air and also work behind the scenes answering calls from viewers.
“The show is a great chance for the teens to share what they’ve learned about science with a wider audience,” said Marvin McClure, manager of community initiatives.
The spring 2015 show on the topic of science gadgets will air from April 25 - June 11. Previous shows highlighted simple machines (teens built pulley systems, levers, inclined planes and other examples to demonstrate how they make work easier), bugs and other crawly creatures found in an urban environment and the chemistry of refreshing beverages like smoothies.
Find out when TESLA is on TV, and be sure to tune in!
brent, science achiever
- “Doing the TV show was really fun. It let us show our personalities during our hands-on on-air science lessons. I hope that younger students see that science relates to everything around them."
dana, science achiever
- "Being on TV is a great experience. It's helped me on my college applications."
kenu, science achiever
- “I think younger students need to do more science experiments. You’ll find that science is an open field. You’ll always find something interesting in science."
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