Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Science Fair

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.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

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.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

Sydney, Robyn, and Kayla standing at Sydney’s project.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

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.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

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?

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

The next day, back at the Science Fair, the University put on a “Magic Show” explaining it’s not really magic but science.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

Lots of smoke & flames, dry ice, and explosions!

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)


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!! :) 

Sydney earns Bronze! (by KansasA)

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.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

The five students who will carry on to the Regional's.  Edward, on the left, is Sydney’s classmate at LES.

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

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. :)

Science Fair 2010 (by KansasA)

For more pictures of the Science Fair visit my flickr site:
Kansas A 

Flickr Photostream


tanita davis said...

Oh, my word -- SCIENCE FAIRS! Such great memories -- and so much work for the parents -- although it looks like Syd actually did her own work. (Go, Mom!)

I'm really, REALLY impressed that Miss Thing placed HER FIRST TIME. WOW. Congratulations, Sydney Scientist!

I love that she's already working on next year's project. THAT'S the way it should be -- excitement that carries you through a whole year. That's awesome.

pcrusberg said...

Congratulations Sydney! Looks like you may need to break out the scrapping supplies for this red letter day! Sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing.

Moonshadow said...

What a wonderful adventure to stir a young mind to even bigger and better adventures. Way to go, Sydney!

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Congratulations Sydney!! Being a retired educator, I have assisted students with their projects and judged science fair projects from elementary through high school. After looking at the pictures, I'm extremely impressed with the quality of the projects I could see - both yours and the other students. I am very proud of you for winning a bronze metal! Awesome work!

Anonymous said...

way to go Sydney. You did great. ab

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

I stumbled upon your blog today and what a wonderful discovery all this is! Your photography is gorgeous! I'm a Canadian gal living in Kansas and am surrounded by cattle farms :) Small world, eh? I can't wait to explore your site more. My daughter is 9 and will be doing her first science fair this year... look like we're in for some fun :)

an encourager said...

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David T. Macknet said...

Congratulations! And that "magic show" looks like great fun!

Balsamroots said...

Congrats Sydney! So cool!! I loved doing science fairs, I dont know that Chase did them quite like we got into them in Lillooet...

And looks like a great time had by all in Kamloops! they gymnastics place is cool! And congrats to you for having a few more people finding your blog! awesome!!