Hands-on science excites Smithton students

Saturday, April 18, 2009 | 1:34 p.m. CDT; updated 8:27 p.m. CDT, Sunday, April 19, 2009

COLUMBIA — Melissa Tague had no problem waking up her sixth-grade son, Alden, early on a gray, rainy weekend morning. He was excited to build a miniature barge and fly paper airplanes at school during the annual Smithton Laboratory and Invention Convention on Saturday at Smithton Middle School.