Washington Science Fair

What do an air cannon, rock candy, a ball maze and fatty insulators have in common? They were all learning tools for Washington Elementary sixth graders in last week's Science Fair.

Students worked on their projects over the past month with guidance from their parents, teacher Roger Peacock and teaching assistant Marylee Galley.

The idea was to introduce them to the scientific method and engage in scientific activity," Peacock said. "And to have fun."

Students chose their own projects and earned grades based on the scientific thought of the project, a research report they prepared and the physical display. A few third and fourth graders also contributed projects for extra credit.

Peacock said that next year they would like to have the best projects entered into the regional contest at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

This year's classroom winners were Leon Cake, Toyna King and Hannah Mitchell.

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