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LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

 

Mostly middle and elementary school students from Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties converged at the Wellness Center at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, February 14th to take part in the annual regional science fair.

Close to one hundred students had set up their displays for viewing by area judges with topics ranging from: Musical Memory, Cat Gone Crazy or Red Hot Chili Crickets. Despite the tongue-in-cheek titles, the displays dealt with serious subjects.

Some students manned displays that offered hands-on learning examples such as how to create your own ice cream dots using super-cooled liquids which froze flavored creams as they were added to the liquid, drop by drop. The chilling effects of dry ice on metals was also displayed when a room temperature spoon was pressed to the material, a resonating vibration could be heard when spoon encountered ice.

Assorted Science Gear

The judging took place through the morning and following a break for lunch, the displays at the fair were opened to the public for viewing which was followed by the award presentation. The fair concluded with a meeting between state fair finalists and their sponsors.

By Russ Baldwin

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