3rd Grade Has Special Science Lesson
Mr. Fred Kish, St. Raymond dad to Sierra (Grade 3) and Ariana (Grade 2), visited third grade and led a lively, interactive lesson on energy and light. Mr. Kish captivated the students from the moment he began. He encouraged the students to have fun with Science, and inspired them by pointing out that anyone can be a scientist or engineer and develop things that may change the world. Mr. Kish explained to the students the difference between LEDs and Lasers, and talked about how computer chips are made. All of this was intertwined with hands on activities for the students where they had the opportunity to put on bunny suits, use ropes to show the way light moves and try out some new glasses. The students were very interested and engaged in all that Mr. Kish had to say and the way in which he brought science to life.
Fred Kish works at Infinera on optical integrated circuits (ICs) and is an Adjunct Professor in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He previously developed LEDs at Hewlett-Packard, and is the student of Professor Nick Holonyak, Jr., inventor of the visible LED and visible semiconductor laser. Mr. Kish has taken time each year to guest lecture in his daughters' classrooms.