Valentine Dreams and Discovers at Science Fair

Seventy science projects were displayed in the Valentine Elementary School Little Theater last Thursday for students and family members to view at the annual Valentine Science Fair. This year’s fair theme “Dream, Experiment and Discover!” resonated among student participants who incorporated elements from biology, physics, technology and engineering into their projects.
The entries were varied and topics ranged from animals and pets, slime, rocks and minerals, volcanoes, rockets, aromatherapy and food-related experiments among many others. Students entered as individuals or worked in pairs. There were three winners per grade level in addition to a Best in Show award won by 2nd-grade student Ryan Fong for his project titled “How Does Friction Affect a Spinning Top?” and a Students’ Choice award, which was won by 3rd-grader Kate Chung for her entry “The Shape of a Dog’s Nose is Important for Breathing and Exercising.”
The projects were evaluated and judged by a handful of local physicians, scientists and a pharmacist as well as by Valentine’s science lab coordinator Aimee Newell. The event was chaired by Daphne Stewart and Cindy Yung.

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