Crowds are drawn to CCMES science fair
More than 140 projects from grades 2 through 6 were displayed during the C. C. Meneley Elementary School Science Fair last week.
Judging took place March 5 in the morning, and students in the school could view the projects on display in the afternoon.
“It was an outstanding turnout,” said teacher Ken Stoll, who with teacher Marc Angel was one of the organizers of the fair.
“One third of our student body is off, and we still had about 140 participants. It worked out very nicely.”
This was the third Science Fair at CCMES, but the first time that awards were given to winners during the evening program. There was a steady stream of parents and friends visiting the fair from 5-7 p.m.
“We were really excited about that,” Stoll said.
The goal of the fair, the two teachers said, is for the students to learn the application of the scientific process and have fun applying it to something they wish to research.
Twelve projects representing 14 students (two were team projects) were selected as winners by 11 judges. The judges included school district employees, parents, community members and professionals in the community, according to Stoll.
All students received an award for participating, and judges determined the grade level and schoolwide winners.
The winners will go to Reno for the Western Nevada Regional Science Fair March 19 and 21. The students will also tour the exhibits at San Rafael Park while in Reno.
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