The Maryland Science Center provides school visits to show students “the big picture” and keep students engaged in science.

On December 15, 2018 Helen Whitty, an educator from Maryland Science Center, mixed calcium carbide with water and let it bubble before igniting it into a mini ball of fire. The students at Arbutus Elementary were amazed, jumped up and gasped as the fireball came to be.

The traveling science program allows students to witness experiments that teachers might not be able to demonstrate in the classroom. The program spends 150 days each school year performing demonstrations for students throughout Maryland.