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Third grade students at Donald P. Sutherland Elementary School learned about clouds, liquids and states of matter by conducting hands-on science experiments with Regeneron employees last month.

Six employees from the science research lab in East Greenbush, including former DPS student Ashley Pangburn, led the students through the experiments in the school’s library.

The experiments included making a rainstorm in a cup with blue dye, water and shaving cream; making tie-dye milk; making lava lamps; and an activity called “elephant toothpastes” which showed them chemical reactions.

“Students were so excited about science and realized all of the possibilities for pursuing careers in STEM fields in the future,” said third grade teacher Sean McGraw. “Many students couldn’t wait to be scientists when they grow up.”