On Monday, February 13, 2017 BUSD hosted the 2017 District-Wide Science Fair Awards Assembly at Nicolet Middle School. According to hostess Felicia Adkins, Director, Educational Services, "This allowed our District to show off our best and brightest young scientists. Learning about Science is at the heart of a science fair project. Our word relies more on science every day, and science fairs are a great way for students to become more knowledgeable about how the world around them works."
She went on to say, "Preparing a science fair project is an excellent example of project-based learning. It is a very effective instructional method; it is the heart of a common core lesson. Project-based learning will be a key factor to generate kids' interests in learning, especially science."
Special congratulations are in order for the following New Horizons participants for their DISTRICT SCIENCE FAIR award-winning projects:
INDIVIDUAL Senior Division
1st Place: Josephine Torres, "Does Color Affect Memory?"
2nd Place: Ivan Flores, "The Race to the Bottom"
GROUP Senior Division
1st Place: Francisco Smart & Carlos Pompa, "Is a Denser Fruit Healthier?"
2nd Place: Cassidy Rodriguez-Vasquez & Alexandria Lerma, "Gaming Heart Rate"
3rd Place: Ryan LaCasse & Leonardo Gallardo
Pictured here are some of the winners and their projects.
Cassidy Rodriguez-Vasquez & Alexandria Lerma
GAMING HEART RATE
Ryan LaCasse & Leonardo Gallardo
THE SODA GEYSER
Francisco Smart & Carlos Pompa
IS A DENSER FRUIT HEALTHIER?
A special thank you to the district judges who honored our New Horizons Students: Adrienne Griffith, Dr. Richard Hall, Al Evinger & Henri DeRoule.