Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:45am

Second grade students at Van Hise Elementary School had an amazing learning experience when they were treated to a webcast with scientists living and working in Antarctica. Van Hise parents Silvia Bravo Gallart and Gonzalo Merino are scientists with the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, and they worked with the students to help them understand more about living and working at the South Pole.

The students learned that the scientists are studying neutrinos, which are one of the fundamental particles that make up the universe and are one of the least understood particles. They were joined by students from England, Greece and other schools in the U.S. for the webcast. Gallart and Merino also engaged students by allowing them to try on the gear that the scientists are using and wearing in the South Pole as they study neutrinos.

Van Hise students learn about neutrinos

2nd Grade Students from Van Hise engage in a webcast with scientists studying neutrinos in the South Pole. They joined students from around the US, Greece and England.

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