Delmarva Christian Schools Milton Campus (DCMC) held its annual Science Carnival on March 5, providing guests the opportunity to engage in countless hands-on activities. Throughout the packed two-hour event student scientists demonstrated their simple machine inventions, student race car drivers captured checkered flags with their cleverly designed vehicles, and student engineers showcased their robotic creations. Guests and participants alike also enjoyed a petting zoo, an inflatable maze, a balloon bender, face painting, games, popcorn, cotton candy, cookies and brownies. Young military heroes were also present providing demonstrations and hands-on training.

(Above) Middle school student Isaiah Walton flashes a smile to the amusement of classmates Breanna Perry and Gwenn Twilley. Under the direction of DCMC Science teacher Julie Eckels, DCMC student scientists had the opportunity to present their knowledge of engineering and physics at the annual DCMC Science Carnival on March 5.

DCMC 5th grader Caleb Gritton strokes a newborn calf at the Science Carnival petting zoo. In addition to the calf, there were full-size horses, a miniature horse, goats, guinea pigs, rats, puppies, and a dog for everyone to meet.
Waiting their turn for the inflatable maze are 4th-grade students Sebastian Scheleur and Ribha Patel.
Incorporating a pulley, an inclined plane, a paint bucket, and some balloons, team members Malachi Woods and Joel Perry display their team’s simple machine invention.
Even DCMC Principal Drew Jensen wasn’t spared from the Carnival-like festivities as one of his students puts him in “the drink” with a toss at the dunking booth.
Final preparations are being made by DCMC 6th graders Kamryn Zarebikci, Harrison Schlabach, Libby Dawson, Izzy Stubbs, Karra Subrick, Kylie McCabe, and 7th grader Alex Worley for the first heat of an exciting soda can/bottle car race.
DCMC Kindergarten student Jaidan Riddle beams with excitement as she affectionately pats a goat at the Science Carnival Petting Zoo.
Delmarva Christian High School sophomore Josie Tyndall is one of the many high school students who helped at the DCMC Science Carnival. Using her artistic talents, Josie paints a flower on the face of DCMC second grader Sydney Pilkington.
Dressed up like a mad scientist, Delmarva Christian parent Lenny Massotti judges 8th-grade student Kaleb Cronic’s robot design while fellow classmate Aubrey Spicer looks on.
Enjoying some good ol’ cotton candy are DCMC students Samantha Sander and Luke Riley.
Fifth-grade student Gavin Robbins is suited up and ready to take instructions from the military personnel who conducted training and demonstrations at the Delmarva Christian Science Carnival.
There are some awards that don’t feel like an award. Such was the case with DCMC Director of Instruction Jessica Baugh when she “won” the Kiss-the-Goat contest.