Hershey Public Library Hosts HHS’ Chem-Med Club event: Art in Science

Karen Liu and Maeve Reiter

Hershey High School’s Chemistry and Medicine club led elementary and middle school students through fun, hands-on science activities at the Hershey Public Library on November 20th, 2019. 

Over 35 children and their parents attended the event. 

The children participated in different optics themed activities, such as reading a book about the properties of light, as well as making kaleidoscopes. The children made their own kaleidoscopes from basic household materials such as cardboard and aluminum foil.

After participants completed the activity, Lillian Cui, a senior at HHS and a Chem-Med club leader, led a demonstration of how light is reflected off different materials. 

Other Chem-Med club officers, seniors Rowan Cothran, Swati Ghosh, and Michelle Yun designed these activities as well as Cui. All Chem-Med club members also helped organize and lead the event. 

Kimberly Haney, the Chem-Med Club advisor and a Hershey High School science teacher, said, “We are trying to get the upcoming generations interested in science before they take any official science courses.” Haney said the purpose of these library events is to get children interested and passionate about science. 

The Chem-Med club hosts activities at the public library every few months that are open to the public.