Photo Gallery: Science Fair Inspired By Harry Potter Delights Children

Modeled after Harry Potter ‘potions’ classes, event shows science is fun

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About 200 Worcester children in grades pre-K through eight and their parents packed the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom earlier this month for “Hogwarts at Holy Cross: Snape’s Dungeon.” The free event featured hands-on science experiments and an interactive presentation by Holy Cross faculty and students.

In its 13th year, the Hogwarts event is organized by the Holy Cross Science Ambassadors with the goal of making science fun for children of all ages. The theme of this event was “Snape’s Dungeon,” modeled after the “potions” classes offered at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series.

Holy Cross students were dressed in wizard attire and conducted “potions” chemistry experiments that included objects changing color, fizzling, and sparking. Children also dressed up for the evening of “magical” science experimentation.

The Science Ambassadors are a group of more than 60 Holy Cross students who work with local children to develop an interest in the sciences. They put on science shows for children of all ages throughout the year, both at community schools and at Holy Cross. Hogwarts is the largest and most popular of the events.

Read more about the event in the Telegram & Gazette.

Photography by Dan Vaillancourt

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