Bethel AME Church
2000-2001 Science Club


We meet every
from 5-6 PM.


900 John A. Woods Dr.,
off Pontiac Trail,
N. Ann Arbor [map]

Want to join us?

Contact Veronica Cottingham
or leave her a message on the Reach Out!
phone: (734) 647-0764.


It is important to make a
10-week commitment in
order to establish relationships
with the kids.

Meet our kids!

What We Do

We spend time every week with elementary school kids doing fun, hands-on science activities. You don't have to be a science genius to help out—we'll give you a copy of the lesson and the basic facts and information. We want kids to realize that (1) they are capable of learning science, (2) science is fun, and (3) science is everywhere (in the food they eat, the weather, etc.) But, most importantly, we are spending time with the kids—paying attention to them, caring about them, and giving them good role models to look up to. As crazy as it can get, spending an hour each week making a mess is actually quite a good stress reliever!

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Some Activities
We've Done


Asthma Dracula's Dinner
Skeletal System Muscular System
Making a Model Neuron Nutrition
Making a Lung Model Dissecting a Deer Heart
Pulleys Rocket Cars
Making Guitars Waves
Huron Valley Ambulance Martin Philbert, "Your Brain on Music"
Field Trips
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Spirit of Ford

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Comments from Participants

"[Reach Out!] has taught me how important it is for kids to have stable influences in their lives. I realize how much the kids appreciated us being there every week and how important it was to them. Also, I learned how much kids are influenced by the environment they are in." - Meredith, LS&A undergrad

photo "It was great! Most of the kids really loved seeing the deer heart - I think it broke a lot of stereotypes about what their own hearts look like. Many of them just liked feeling and holding it ... There was also a lot of discussion about related careers. One of the girls wants to be a vet, so it was an especially good experience for her." - Debbie, CoE alum
"I think getting to know the kids and having them be so affectionate is what impacted me the most. Most people our age are not as open and accepting as these children and I think it makes everyone involved feel better about themselves." - Bridget, LS&A undergrad
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Last updated 28 February 01