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Science Rocks at Sage Creek

Submitted by diana.guinn on Fri, 02/05/2010 - 12:54
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Science Rocks at Sage Creek!

Nearly three hundred Sage Creek students in grades four through six participated in the school level science fair in preparation to go forward to the district and region competitions.

The science fair gives students an opportunity to synthesize several learning skills into one project. Using reading and writing skills to research a topic all students are encouraged to participate by asking a question, developing a hypothesis, conducting an experiment and coming up with a conclusion. They use math skills to take measurements, calculate averages and create graphs. They then write about and display this process through pictures and narratives on a science board to be viewed by fellow students and judged by independent judges. They use communication skills to talk to judges, teachers and fellow students about what they have learned. Students also develop critical thinking skills as they create experiments that are scientifically sound and synthesize what they’ve leaned.

While waiting to be judged students were also able to participate in a variety of science activities put together by the PTA. These activities included; fingerprint classification, baking soda/vinegar interaction, science word games, and after imaging- just to name a few. Eight winners from fifth and twelve from sixth grade will compete in the Nebo District Science Fair. Winners from this level will continue on to the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair held at BYU, with opportunities to advance even further.

Volunteers are desperately needed to help organize the fair for future years. People are needed to ore supplies, publicize the fair and recruit other volunteers. If you would like to help organize, judge, or have other skills that would help with the Science Fair, please Contact Sonia Bartholomew (soniabartholomew@hotmail.com, 491-7449), or Sheila Robbins (sheila.robbins@nebo.edu, 489-2860)

A huge thanks to the contagious enthusiasm and many long hours and sleepless nights of PTA volunteer, Mrs. Bartholomew, and fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Robbins. They along with the hard work of many volunteers, teachers, parents and students, the 2010 Sage Creek Science Fair was a huge success