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Holy Rosary holds 2nd Annual Science Fair

Student Julia Steffl explains her project to another student. Her project was based on the question, "Is there a chemical reaction between the flour and other ingredients that makes the pancake fluffy?" (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)1 / 3
Grace Jaroszewski explains her project, "Winter Gardening," to a science fair attendee. The church, the community and other students were all invited to attend the fair. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)2 / 3
A student explains her project to a group of elementary school children. The students presenting were instructed to shorten their project explanations for the younger children visiting the fair. (Meagan Pittelko/Tribune)3 / 3

Holy Rosary held its 2nd Annual Science Fair on March 9. According to Jacob Krebs, who coordinated the event, the fair was designed to provide students with more independent learning opportunities.

"We want them to have more hands-on learning," he said, "and to discover what science is all about."

Winners were as follows: (Overall) 1st Place: Jon Stone, Let there be Light; 2nd Place: Julia Steffl, Pancakes served with a side of science; and 3rd Place: Ella Bowers, How mold grows in different light; (5th Grade) 1st Place: Noah Larson, Diaper Dilemma; 2nd Place: Nick Tobkin, Strength of woods and glues; and 3rd Place: Ava Jones, Are you Yeti for the conditions; (6th Grade) 1st Place: Julia Steffl, Pancakes served with a side of science; 2nd Place: Ella Bowers, How mold grows in different light; and 3rd Place: Ivy Geffre, Wild Thing; (7th Grade) 1st Place: Shaylee Hughes, Basil Plant hydration; 2nd Place: Sydney Maxwell, Speed of Wax; and 3rd Place: Clint Andresen, Winter Air; (8th Grade) 1st Place: Jon Stone, Let There Be Light; 2nd Place: Nick Larson, Stop the Bacteria; and 3rd Place: Nicole Dahring, From Stains to Suds.

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