NORTH PLATTE, Neb. KNOP The Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora makes contact with more than 200,000 students every year to spark an interest in science.
On Thursday, mad scientists with the program visited students at Buffalo Elementary where students spent the entire day exploring hands on activities to even building catapults.
Educators and mad scientists say their focus is to instill in students, that even though science can be scary, you can always try again if your experiment doesn't work out the first time.
"Anybody who plays baseball or softball or football knows they can both throw a ball further if they don't throw it straight up or straight across," said Daniel Glomski. "So there is a lot of physics that goes into the science in catapults and this is a great way to illustrate those concepts."
"Like if a light bulb goes out you can take what you learned in science and you can use that to help with the light bulb," said fourth grade student Nevaeh Williams.