Elementary Science Fair in Western Colorado


Elementary Science Fair in Western Colorado

The Western Colorado Elementary Science Fair held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum in Grand Junction captured the curiosity of young minds as local elementary students showcased their science projects. The event saw a significant increase in participation this year with 130 students presenting over 80 entries, compared to 104 students and 64 entries in the previous year.

Students at the science fair utilized the scientific method to formulate testable questions, design experiments, and analyze data to draw conclusions. Projects covered a wide range of topics, from studying the impact of building shapes on earthquake resistance to exploring the melting points of different types of chocolate.

Joely Anysz, the EUREKA! science fair coordinator, expressed her excitement about running the event for the first time. She mentioned feeling nervous and stressed initially but found the experience of seeing students come together to showcase their hard work and projects very rewarding.

The fair recognized students from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, with each grade level having a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner who received a medal and a gift bag. Award winners included Dawson Hamaker and Luke and Max Bagley in the 5th grade, Miles Goforth and Natalie Faith Bailey in the 4th grade, and Chris Lee and Noah George in the 3rd grade. The event also featured live interviews with some of the award winners.

Overall, the Western Colorado Elementary Science Fair was a success, highlighting the talent and enthusiasm of young students in the field of science.

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