Anybody who attended Wednesday’s Science Fair surely was as impressed as I by the overwhelming sense of accomplishment and excitement that pervaded the (crowded) Flex Room. Whether it was a volunteer participant in 1st grade or a seasoned science fair 7th grader, every student provided a thoughtful, articulate summary of his/her project. My favorite question is always, “What surprised you most?” Responses to that query unfailingly demonstrate the depth of a student’s understanding. LTS science fair projects truly reflect the strength of our science program – thank you Ms. Wendy and Mr. Tayler! – and the value and emphasis we place on problem-solving. We constantly ask youngsters to “figure it out”; science fair is simply a dramatic summary of how well they do that. How much fun is it to anticipate a new building into which all displays will fit with plenty of room to spare?!
Following are the names and projects of students who were recognized at an all-school assembly on Thursday. Congratulations to all students who participated, required or not, and good luck to the students who will be representing LTS in the regional competition next month.
7th grade Finalists
Life Science: Brenna Ritchie & Bella Artle
Physical Science: Shane Green
Earth/Environmental: Jack Ludviksen
Engineering: Keira Sabin
6th grade Finalists
6th grade Honorable Mention
5th grade Finalists
Katie Belle Rau
5th grade Honorable Mention
4th grade Honorable Mention
The Cloning Company:
Josh Ludviksen, Chloe Ronning, Keatyn Kurtz, Ridge Gerken
The Western Nevada Science and Engineering Fair will be March 8-9. All 5th through 7th grade finalists will be submitted. 7th grade finalists will be interviewed in person. Additional information will be emailed to finalists directly following our winter break.
Should anyone have forgotten…we will be closed all next week for February break, otherwise known as Ski/Skate Week. Enjoy this time, whether you stick close to home or venture to warmer climes. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, February 27th.