Energy Transfer using Balls, Soda Pop Fizz, the 5 Second Rule and much, much more could be seen at this year's Science & Inventors Fair which was held in the high school gym on Thursday, March 14. Students in grades 4 created an invention to display for the public. Grades 5 and 6 chose an experiment using scientific method to present. Display boards were made and set up in the gym for everyone to view. Students prepared for this fair with research on a topic, practiced speaking skills and organized material for the presentation.
Many volunteers from our community came to judge the projects as well as science students from Mr. Grant Klennert's class in the High School. Volunteers helped with the tabulation and presentation of ribbons. Blue, red and green ribbons were presented to the 5th and 6th grade participants for their efforts.
An Open House was held from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening with Hayfield PIE serving "walking" tacos for people to enjoy while viewing the projects. Students got a chance to explain their projects to all the community as they passed by.
Our top projects advanced on to the Zumbro Education District Science Fair (ZED) which was held March 22 in Byron. Our students, in addition to being judged on their project, got a chance to see two programs presented by Quarry Hill from Rochester.
Thanks to the efforts of the science fair committee, volunteers and parents who help each year, this fair happens. Students make their projects "shine" because of all of their help.