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Children learn science at career day

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Ever wanted to build a rocket ship? Or build a state of the art roller coaster? Middle school girls got an idea how to do that at a career fair Friday.

"I like the opportunity," says Delaney Benz, a 7th grader from Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School.

The science technology engineering and mathematics career day. At UW-Stevens Point, hosted more than 300 students from all over central Wisconsin. The goal was to excite young girls about all things science.

"Some of them have told me 'this is way better than school,' and my response is this actually really kind of is school," says Manda Riehl, the program's keynote speaker.

Organizers say the students got hands-on experience in everyday science including what goes in to a race car.

"The friction and the wheels and all the calculations they have to do to cool off the wheels and lots of numbers,punch and go. All That stuff,”says Benz.

But it wasn't all about machinery. Students got to get up close and personal with snakes, lizards and other reptiles. Overall, students spent most of the day learning about science and all it can offer.

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