COSTA MESA — Two local elementary schools are trying to raise money to save their children's science programs by selling the ultimate science experiment: fireworks.
As a fundraiser to keep one of its dedicated science teachers, the Kaiser Woodland Schools Foundation is selling Fourth of July fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand in the Norms Restaurant parking lot, 2150 Harbor Blvd.
"I think it's worthwhile because it means I will have a better experience at school, and other people will have a better experience at school," said upcoming Kaiser fourth-grade student Elizabeth Peters, 9.
The program at Kaiser Elementary School, which serves grades 3-6, and its feeder school, Woodland Elementary, which serves K-2, is in jeopardy after a longtime anonymous donor pulled support for next year.
Without the donation, Kaiser loses its second science teacher, Tricia Lamb, third grade loses its science classes and instruction time in the fourth to sixth grades would be impacted, parents said.