Mar 05 2009
Saint Mary's Science Fair Open
Thursday, 05 March 2009

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            Saint Mary's School is currently holding its annual science fair, featuring projects from students of all grade levels. Students' projects will be judged by their peers and by local scientists.

KMXT's Erik Wander has more.

 

 

All Saint Mary's students were invited to participate in the science fair, which started yesterday with a public reception and continues today, but it is required for students in second through eighth grades. Saint Mary's principal Josh Lewis said scientists from Fish and Game, National Marine Fisheries and Fishery Industrial Technology Center will be brought in to judge the wide ranging projects. Lewis said he's pleased with the effort students have put into preparing for the fair.

--          (Lewis 1                      17 sec.             "They're judging each ... here at Saint Mary's.")

Lewis said that participants from Kindergarten through third grade complete demonstration-only projects, but that once students reach fourth grade, expectations are higher.

--          (Lewis 2                      25 sec.             "Starting at fourth grade ... arrive at a conclusion.")

Lewis said the science projects on display have been several months in the making and that students are excited to see the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication.

--          (Lewis 3                      18 sec.             "They started in earnest... that all the students have done.")

Lewis said the subjects of the science projects featured are wide ranging and were up to the individual students to develop. He provided some examples of what spectators of the event can expect.

--          (Lewis 4                      40 sec.             "One example would be ... small motor control.")

Approximately 75 science projects will be on display in the St. Mary's gym throughout the day today during school hours. The event is open to the public.

I'm Erik Wander

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