Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Science Fair Season is Underway

Students and faculty at St John the Baptist Catholic School-Vermillion kicked off their annual science fair season with Family Science Night, a event that allows students in pre-K through 6th and their families to explore a variety of science experiments in each of the school's classrooms.  The evening event ended with a presentation from the organization Mad Science, an education organization who's mission is to spark imaginative learning through hands-on experiences for elementary-aged students. Outside the classroom, students in grades 3 through 6 are busy conducting required science fair experiments and projects, while many additional students in grades pre-K through 2nd may join in the excitement and also present a project to judges on Science Fair day, Friday, March 7th.  Top student scientists in grades 3 through 6th will advance to regional competition in Mankato, MN in April.   

Picture of boys: Second graders Tony Lau, Joey Peters, and Austin Werner participate in a science experiment on Family Science Night at St John the Baptist School-Vermillion.

Picture of young girl:  Second grader Chloe Hanson assists a visiting scientist from the Mad Science organization to evaluate the changes in matter taking place during an experiment. 

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