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  • A variety of activities at Skyline Science Fair

  • Last week kindergarten through 12th grade students participated in Skyline’s 24th annual Science Fair.  Students made presentations on a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics.


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  • Last week kindergarten through 12th grade students participated in Skyline’s 24th annual Science Fair.  Students made presentations on a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) topics.
    Over the course of the day 100 projects were displayed by 120 students. Exhibits were displayed in the gym and judged by teachers and community members. The event was coordinated by Brenda Piester, DeGaye Latta, Karen Kumberg and Joyce Depenbusch.
    “This was my first year in the science fair,” fourth grader Tanner MaGee said. “My favorite part was doing my experiment ‘Fruit and Veggie Batteries’.”
    Throughout the day kindergarten through sixth grade also participated in Science Olympiad Fun Day activities. These activities required kids to use their hands to solve problems and were led by high school students. Most of these activities involved planning, problem solving and model building.
    “I’ve done Science Olympiads since sixth grade but this was my first year helping with the Science Fair,” senior Ashton Lee said. “The hands-on activities were really fun and I wish we had done stuff like that when we were little.”
    Several displays, presentations and demonstrations took place throughout the day. Fifth grader Tyler Tobin gave a PowerPoint demonstration about his 4-H hand pet project. He showed how to handle his snake and answered questions. Other fifth grade students had Science Newscasts available on the computer for the audience to view.
    Sixth grader Matthew Giles demonstrated the hovercraft he built for his Science Fair project. Students and teachers enjoyed riding it after he explained the design and it’s uses. Another project students enjoyed interacting with was the “Quake-inater” built by Lu Bitter’s Earth and Space Science Class.
    Students will continue studying science through this week through the “Forestry For People — More Than You Can Imagine” program sponsored by the Pratt County Conservation District.
    Division Winners
    Kady Anschutz, Kindergarten
    Marcus Fortkamp, 1st grade
    Sharity Adams, 2nd grade
    Josiah Giles, 2nd grade
    Kyle Hampton, 2nd grade
    Daniel Rodriguez, 2nd grade
    Chaylen Simar, 2nd grade
    Braden Tyler, 2nd grade
    Jackson Wallace, 2nd grade
    Adison Hampton, 4th grade
    Stephanie Holmes, 4th grade
    Tanner MaGee, 4th grade
    Jace Riggs, 4th grade
    Jarod DeWeese, 6th grade
    Triston Gasswint, 6th grade
    Justin Hampel, 6th grade
    Ryan Richardson, 6th grade
    Chapmen Simar, 6th grade
    Rance Tucker, 6th grade
    Colin Kumberg, 7th grade
    Jessica DeWeese, 7th grade
    Joel Hendershot, 7th grade
    Tony Marquez, 10th grade

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