“This was the best science fair yet!” - a common sentiment offered by teachers and students at the annual Don Corrie Science Fair, held at the Tehama County Department of Education on Friday, March 22.
Over 100 students from Tehama County’s Small Schools Consortium gathered to showcase their projects, from “Gross Moldy Mold” to “Building Skyscrapers.”
While projects were being judged by the panel, students participated in math and science workshops, hands on projects and mind boggling math scenarios. They also had the opportunity to view all of the projects and do peer evaluations.
“We received a lot of positive feedback from students, teachers and families,” said Lorna Manuel, Director of Educational Support Services. “This event is one we all look forward to every year as we get to help students really hone their scientific exploration and presentation skills.”
Awards were presented to the three top scoring projects in both grades 4-6 and 7-8. Students who placed in the 4-6th grade group were: 1st place – “Why Ruin Our Gelatin” by Dillion Towne & Trinity Kingwell; 2nd place – “Packing Materials” by Clyde Talley; 3rd place – “Fresh Meat” by Britini Wunsch & Jacob Alston. Awards in the 7-8th grade group were: 1st place – “Hot or Not” by Reyn Hutton and “Paw Preference” by Shelby Devita; nd place – “Bulls Eye” by Dartagnan Kingwell & Terry Adams; 3rd place – “Wonders of Rust” by Devin Wunsch & Isaac Gonzalez and “Got pH” by Morgan Mason & Jillian Wunsch.
A great big THANK YOU to all of the staff and volunteers who made the Don Corrie Science Fair possible:
Judges: Lorna Manuel, Jill Lyford, Ray Dinkel, Cathy Szychulda, Joan Allen and Fred Null, Jr.
Room monitors and helpers: Amy Hogun, Estelle Rocco, Bridget Minter and Debbie Kelly
Workshop presenters: Maureen Clements, Karen Hutton and Michelle Umrigar
Additional volunteers: April Farmer and Maria Diaz
Participating schools: Manton, Elkins, Reeds Creek, Kirkwood, Mineral, Flournoy, Plum Valley and eScholar