E.C. Best students compete in Science Fair
E.C. Best Elementary recently held a school-wide Science Fair.
Each classroom participated by completing a science experiment in class, either as whole class or small group, and creating a display board. A few individual students, or teams of two students, also entered the competition by completing projects at home.
A big thank you to school board members Carmen Schank and Greg Koening, as well as CCHS students from Steve Johnson’s AP Chemistry class for judging the projects. We would also like to thank all of the families that attended this event for their support, the E.C. Best Parent Involvement Committee for their hospitality, and all the students and teachers for their outstanding participation!
The winning projects were entered into the Western Nevada Regional Science & Engineering Fair, held at the University of Nevada, Reno, in Lawlor Events Center last week.
The school winners were as follows:
1st grade — Whistle Blowers, Karen Grimes’ class honorable mention at regionals
2nd Grade — Chocolate Science, Brenda Beach’s class
3rd Grade — We’re Magnetic, Russ Frost’s class
4th Grade — Cars vs. Elevation, Roxanne White’s class fourth place at regionals
5th Grade — 1st Place – Rubber Bands vs. Potential Energy, Kady Hancock, Joeleah Plummer, Michaella Simmons, & Joey Schwindt (David Gertson)
1st Place Individual — Got Smile?, Jaquelin Medrano (Kirsten Wilson, 4th Grade)
1st Place Team — Suds ‘n Stains, Madeline Williams & Rayna King (Ken Grimes, 3rd Grade)
2nd Place Overall — Spoiled Foods, Natasha Emke, Jessie Baxter, Tyler Austin, Jasmin Gonzalez & Mark Dotson (KristinaMurphy)
3rd Place Overall — Skittles Challenge, Michelle Reibsamen’s class
Parents’ Choice Award for best looking project: Skittles Challenge (Reibsamen’s 5th grade)
Parents’ Choice Award for most interesting science experiment: Got Smile? (Medrano)
Class with the most family participation award: Kaycee Golden’s 2nd grade