Saturday, April 18, 2015
Science Fair, color me crazy
The project pictured was the overall winner and was about the angle of water hitting a water wheel and how much electricity was generated. She will get $200 in addition to the plaque. This student earned a special award for 'women in science'. She was one of my students who was in a regular science class first semester. I saw that she was misplaced and encouraged her to switch to the honors class (where students have to do the science fair project). She wasn't too sure about making the switch, and she was so proud that her project won 3rd prize and also got this special recognition. She gets to go to a dinner with other young women in science and perhaps this will be a turning point that leads her down a path to studying science in the future.