Earlier last month, some fifth grade LMIS students had the opportunity to participate in a science fair.
The science fair was split into three categories: life science, physical science and environmental science.
The great thing about science fairs is that they're educational and enjoyable for the students. "I got to see how science fairs actually go other than what I've seen on TV," said Madison Hunter, who placed first in life science.
The three first place winners all agreed that doing these projects made science fun. "It's entertaining," said Hunter.
"And cool," added Ryan Clark who placed first in physical science.
It's also something these students will remember. But in addition to learning science, these students learned about work ethic. The winners of the three categories all spent additional time outside of the classroom. Over the course of two days, "I spent about eight hours," said Buchtel. "I got home from school and I got straight to work," said Hunter.
In addition to Hunter, Hailey Nelson and Taiylor Williamson were awarded second and third place in life science.
Although Clark won first place, Jacob Parks and Tommy Phillips placed second and third in the physical science category.
Carter Buchtel took away the first place trophy in the environmental science category with Morgan Combs coming second and Jackie Huhn being presented with third place.
Editor's Note: See page 4 of the Leader for a picture of all the winners.