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Updated: 5/08/2013 12:19 pm
VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) - The third annual SET Field Day took place Wednesday at the Lee County Agri-Center in Verona.

SET stands for science, engineering and technology.

Second and third graders were there for hands-on, water-related activities that focused on water quality, conservation and stewardship.

This day of science experiments and demonstrations is one that organizers hope will spur the interest of possible future scientists.

Director Dr. Linda Mitchell said, "You just think of the health strides we've made in the last few years. Someone had to do that research. In order to do that research someone has to decide that that's a career they want."

Teachers say this is right in line with the new Common Core State Standard of learning.

South Pontotoc Elementary teacher NiCole Carter said, "Our children are looking at having to learn more hands-on and more speaking and listening. They have to be able to explain how they get to a conclusion and this is right up that alley." 

MSU Extension Service agents and others put on the demonstrations and that includes older students.

Mitchell said, "I do a training for them so that they understand the concepts behind the science experiment and what they're doing."

The day included sixteen different stops that are all designed with an excitement for science in mind.
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