It's never to late to go back to school.
Parents of students at Washington Jackson prooved that when they brushed up on their old science skills.
Parents teamed up with their kids at the Math Science Center for a night of mad science, Eddie Randle shows us what the teams conjured up in tonight's Making the Grade.
Its a project that would leave most parents running scared.
Complete a science project with your child in about a fifteen minute window.
Some parents thought it would be difficult since most haven't seen the inside a science lab in years.
But those doubts quickly turned into a night of educational fun.
"Its all about parent involvement we're wanting the community to get involved with our school so tonight we had a mad science night",says organizerand Teacher Crystal Mariconda.
"They have an idea of what happens when you read it in books but the hands on experience gives them more of an ability to learn", said parent and volunteer Becky Allred.
"My favorite part about tonight was the dry ice bubbles".
Fifth grader Dominique McHenry says the parent student atmosphere kept her engaged.
"Its better to just try hands on than to look in a book", said McHenry.
Teacher and co-organizer Judy Kirk says,"Its important for the students to know that their parents are for them in everything they do. It encourages them in there school work and in every part of their lives".
Shameka Byers says Science is not her daughter Charmaine's strongest subject so she was thrilled to find another way to help her.
"It encourages our kids especially our young minority kids", said Byers.
"The bubble hold as much gas as it can and when it can't hold it any longer it will pop and all the ice just goes like that", said 5th grader, Charmaine Talbert.
"At the last minute she was like mom can we go and i thing it was a good experience for both of us",Byers adds.
Organizers say that's what this night was all about.... pairing the parent with the student so both work together on the assignment.
"I have never seen such an activity where the parent were here, the kids were laughing and hugging and right now im getting goose bumps because it was so amazing to see the love in the room tonight and that's what its all about the parents loving their kids and getting involved in their school work", said Mariconda.
Eddie Randle KFDX 3NEWS.
Organizers say this project was such a big success they have plans to expand it in the future.