Students experiment at the Dillingham science fair

May 10, 2018

The Dillingham Elementary School science fair took place on Wednesday night. From egg hatching to water wave models, the projects helped visitors gain new perspectives on how the world works. 

At the Dillingham Elementary School science fair, students examine a model of a water wave, made with duct tape, sticks, and gummi bears.
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The Dillingham Elementary School science fair took place May 9. Students in first through fifth grade presented their experiments. Fifth graders Ty Kobe and Carl Larson constructed an incubator they named the “Chicken Hatcher.” The chicks hadn’t hatched in time for the fair, but Coby expected them to hatch in the next few days. Nicky J, also in fifth grade, created a solar oven that generated enough heat to cook s’mores; the oven cooks mini marshmallows in around 30 minutes to cook. Alex Buholm demonstrated density by placing one crushed and one uncrushed Three Musketeers bar in water – the crushed bar sank.

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Tornado in a bottle.
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The "Chicken Hatcher."
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Testing density with candy bars.
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A solar oven powerful enough to cook s'mores.
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A cup-and-string telephone.
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