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School's YA Arts Lab Advancing in 2020

Jan. 17, 2020-- An electrifying performance about electricity was enjoyed by all at Silver Bay Elementary this week.

Box of Light's Rand Whipple returned to the school to host a hair-raising look at electrons, currents, conductors, and insulators. Students from the audience assisted with hands-on demonstrations as they delved into electrons and electromagnetism. The dynamic presentation had students actively engaged as they explored the all-important question, Are we good conductors of electricity?

Every hand was up as students illustrated how electricity moves and works. Mrs. Turnbach’s fifth-grade class was selected to have a meet-and-greet with the presenter after the performances. All students had the opportunity to explore personally how electricity flows.

Silver Bay Elementary is grateful to the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation, which has funded the YA Arts Lab at the school in conjunction with Young Audiences Arts for Learning. The program enables SBE to host a variety of artistic performances monthly at the school. As the five-year project continues to flourish at Silver Bay, students are exposed to a host of artistic mediums that build upon school curriculum. Learning has taken a spin with this arts-integration program.