New Science National Honor Society Planning First Event

The EHS chapter of Science National Honor Society was established just one year ago and has already garnered a membership of 41 high school juniors and seniors. Now beginning their second year, Science National Honor Society (SNHS) students have launched a fun science night out for kids called Science pHun Night! Science pHun Night will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. The event will include several activities, each with a focus on a different type of science. Students will go visit different rooms, exploring the different sciences and participating in the different activities related to each. In the biology room, students will do leaf chromatography. In the Earth Science room, students will create an earthquake simulation and in the physics room, there will be an egg drop. For chemistry, students will make slime to take home.

This event is being planned and hosted by EHS students who are members of the Science National Honor Society. Ava Rahman, a member of SNHS, and her fellow members are excited to see their event come to fruition after months of planning and preparing.

“I’ve never been in a leadership role for an event like this,” she said. “I can see from beginning to end how it’s going to play out.”

The group divides up into committees and each member is required to be on a committee. This gives students the chance to be a leader, work as a team, and meet new people.

SNHS wanted to put this event on to help get science out into the community and to give kids exposure to different kinds of science. Additionally, they hope to “get them interested in things that aren’t sitting on your cell phone,” and “doing things that involves learning,” Rahman said.

EHS science teacher and Science National Honor Society sponsor Sara Chapman hopes that the EHS students can be a good example the younger students. “[Kids] can see highschoolers who can be role models for them in the science field.”

They also hope to earn money for the EHS Science National Honor Society chapter. The money made from this event will go towards a science scholarship for an EHS senior, bringing in a speaker to talk to members, and the annual fee to be an SNHS chapter.

Members of the Science National Honor Society must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA across all classes, have a 3.5 GPA in science, have four years of science with at least one being an honor level course and another being a second level class, they must get a recommendation from a teacher, and agree to complete once science-based service hour per quarter. Applications will open for juniors and seniors in late November/early December.

The cost for Science pHun Night is $20/ child and $15/sibling, with proceeds benefiting the EHS SNHS chapter. To register, visit ecusd7.org/virtual-backpack and select “Science NHS pHun Night”. Fill out the registration form and return form and payment to Sara Chapman at Edwardsville High School.

written by: Caroline Gates, District #7 PR Intern