Last week Sydney and I got up way too early and headed to Kamloops for the Science Fair at TRU. Her project was Rusty Nails in Liquids.
Please excuse the pictures… the lighting (zip for windows!) and orange walls did not make it easy.
Setting up the first day.
It was the first time either one of us had been to the University and we really had a lot of fun. From her school (LES) there were five students with four science projects and just under 200 entries in total. Mrs O’Conner, Sydney’s principal, smiles at us in the picture below.
Sydney, Robyn, and Kayla standing at Sydney’s project.
Because the Science Fair was a two day event Sydney and I spent the night at the Super 8 Motel. I headed up to check into the motel while Sydney went on a two hour tour of the University.
We hit an Italian restaurant for supper and then headed over to see Alice In Wonderland 3-D. I had to chuckle after the show when Sydney asked me if we had to give the 3-D glasses back?
The next day, back at the Science Fair, the University put on a “Magic Show” explaining it’s not really magic but science.
Lots of smoke & flames, dry ice, and explosions!
There were four categories; Merit (for participating), Gold, Silver, and Bronze. After the merit medals were called and we didn’t hear Sydney’s name, her and I looked at each other like “what the heck?”
We were both surprised when her name was called for Bronze! For her first time participating she had earned herself a bronze! Good job Sydney!! :)
All the students of School District 74 (Lytton, Lillooet, Clinton, Ashcroft, Cache Creek and I’m not sure how many more). The students from LES starting from Sydney and going to the right are; Sydney, Robyn, Kayla (behind Robyn), Cheyenne, and Edward.
The five students who will carry on to the Regional's. Edward, on the left, is Sydney’s classmate at LES.
Sydney has already started working on her next year’s assignment but the memory of this year, being her first, will last a lifetime I’m sure. :)