Friday, February 21, 2014

First Annual Campus Science Fair at PT Middle School

The first annual Pine Tree Middle School Campus Science Fair was hosted on January 31, 2014 under the direction of Mrs. Galyean, 5th Grade Science Teacher.

“All 5th grade students were invited to participate,” said Galyean. “And 46 students stepped up this first year. I am truly proud that so many of our 5th Grade students got involved. They worked diligently on their projects and were ready and anxious to make their presentations for the judges.”

To enter, students were required to have parent permission and to enter a project that fit into one of the assigned categories, which included: Physical/Chemical, Biological, Behavioral, and Inventions. Students created their projects on their own with some help from home.

The Science Fair was set up in our Science Lab. Students prepared their projects for judging that morning, and the judging began at noon. The winners were announced at the end of the day after a parent viewing from 2:30-3:30pm on campus.  View names below.

2014 Campus Winners:

1st Place: Brandon Krenick- " Do Dogs Have a Paw Preference?" (Behavioral)

2nd Place: Zoe Green- "The New Mailbox" (Invention)

3rd Place: LeeAnne Gannon- "Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles" (Physical/Chemical)

4th Place: Stephen Geist- "Volume and Distance" (Physical/ Chemical)

These four students traveled on to participate in the Regional 8 Science Fair in Pittsburg, TX on February 18, 2014.

2014 Regional Winners:

Zoe Green placed 2nd with "The New Mailbox" in Inventions.

LeeAnne Gannon placed 3rd with "Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles" in Chemical/Physical.

Brandon Krenick placed 3rd with "Does a Dog Have a Paw Preference?"

All four Campus Winners will participate at the Kilgore Regional Science Fair on Friday, February 28, 2014. If awarded, they will qualify to advance to state competition.

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