Young Incline scientists head to state regionals
Special to the Bonanza
List of student entries
Kinder - 2nd
1st place: Mrs. Leisek - 2nd grade, The Egg Bouncer
2nd place: Mrs. Neu 1st grade, Beating the Mold Monster
3rd place: Mrs. Unger - Kinder, Ramp it up
Mrs. Truitt - Kinder, Rainbow Colors
Mrs. Atkinson - 1st grade, Best Liquid for Plants
Mr. Wiggs - 2nd grade, Which is the Stickiest?
Dawson Ferrell, Video Helmet
1st place: Koda Allen, Marbles on the Go
2nd place: Josue Salas, Determining the Mass Flow Rate
3rd place: Molly Ellis, Spotless
Mahali Kuzyk, Peas Please
Anthony Marshall, Homemade Fire Extinguisher
Issy Berberich, Absorbing Fabric
Jimena Elizarraraz, Fertilization with Tea
1st place: Jared Hock, Mouth Bacteria
2nd place: Michael Flores, Goofy Shoes
3rd place: Nate Murillo, Create Your Own Mini Salt Flats
Savannah Jaramillo, My Amazing Electromagnet
Leslie Martinez, Thermal Energy Eagles
1st place: Kylee Rehberger & Lana Soli, Room Changer
2nd place: Austin Michael Espinola Abdo, Lay Back
1st place: Brandon Salas, Powerful Fuel
2nd place: Christopher Vaughn, Plant Cannibalism
3rd place: Paloma Nolan-Bowers, Helmet is Best
Heather Liggett, Moldy Bagels
Bodhi Kuzyk, Rotten Apples
1st place: Sage Freidus, The 2-in-1 Pot
2nd place: Jakob Hugar, Bat Buddy
3rd place: James Louden, Doggy-Pull-No-More
Honorable Mention Inventions
Dylan Cleary & Sam Minkle, Safe Pan
Jack Stroltz, Warm & Clear Glasses
The students of Incline Elementary School made the community proud on Feb. 11 at the annual Science Fair.
K-5 students filled the school multipurpose room with creative experiments and inventions, and 154 experiments/inventions were exhibited — a school record.
Projects ranged from experiments of rotting foods to exploding containers and inventions for pet control devices such as Doggy Pull-No-More. A public awards ceremony was held in the evening and provided something for everyone to admire.
Volunteer judges from the community were assigned to different grades, and each child was interviewed by a judge so he or she could validate and present his or her hard work.
The judges spent all day reviewing projects, interviewing the kids and had the difficult task of deciding on first, second, third and honorable mention places.
“This was a difficult group of students to judge because there were so many good choices, but as usual, creativity and originality were the common threads among winners,” said judge Brent Welling, an engineer and retired co-founder of Linear Technology.
Seven projects and several inventions qualified to enter the regional competition held in Reno at the Lawlor Events Center, March 26-27.
“Our kids proved to be articulate and for the most part followed directions and experienced hands-on research and science methodology,” added Olivia Cushing, Science and Outdoor Coordinator at IES.
Some of the outstanding exhibits included bouncing eggs, kid-made rainbows, marbles that helped test liquid viscosity, mouth bacteria from humans and five different household pets, a room changer that automatically redecorates your home, the best fuel for explosions, and the 2-in-1 Pot.
Special acknowledgements go to all the judges and especially the Science Fair directors; Cushing, of the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation AmeriCorps Program; and Stacy Combs, a parent of children who attend the school.