KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The FOX4 crew had a blast at the 20th annual School Day at the K, presented by Price Chopper and Bayer US “Making Science Make Sense," on Thursday.
It was an honor to be in front of so many curious and excited students, eager to learn about meteorology. The crowd at Kauffman Stadium was electric to celebrate School Day.
FOX4 meteorologists Mike Thompson, Karli Ritter, Joe Lauria and Michelle Bogowith conducted experiments with hydrogen, nitrogen, weather balloons, rockets, a vortex cannon and eggs!
You can replay the hour-long show in the video player below and see kids' and parents' reactions to the fun day in the video player above.
"It`s been so much fun. It`s been a great experience," said Carson Stecker, a fifth-grader.
Fifth-grader Manuel Elizondo was excited to learn as he was to spend his morning with thousands of fellow students at one of the best stadiums in baseball.
"It`s really exciting here, and I really like just the excitement of this stadium and the energy here is really nice and the vibe is awesome," he said.
School Day is just as important to parents as it is their children and become a can't-miss event for families.
"It`s amazing. It`s something special and something I like for us to do every year." said Kim Stecker, Carson's mom. "To be able to spend the time with him here and see all the experiments that we try to do at home ourselves but even better and bigger, it gives us more ideas."
Mandy Jones shared the 20th anniversary event with her fifth-grade daughter, Laia, so she could experience traditional learning in an nontraditional environment.
"Just doing something different, doing something different from the mundane, day in and day out, daily grind. It`s something cool to come out and do with her. It`s special," she said.
Anna Galvin, 10, spent her 10th birthday taking in her first School Day at the K and also her first trip to Kauffman Stadium for, you guessed it, her very first Royals game.
"I just love it right now. My first Royals game because we`ve never been to any football or baseball games," she said.
Although the experiments and games have changed over the years, the impact School Day at the K has on students remained the same.
"It`s teaching me about the world around us and how stuff works," Elizondo said.