Scientists in starting blocks

Scientists in starting blocks

Some future engineers also strut their stuff at regional science fair
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Ignacio Intermediate School sixth-grade student Lauren Kliene displays string-bean seedlings she raised for her science project. She examined the effects of time and growing mediums on plants. Students from the region participated at the San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair held Thursday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
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St. Columba School sixth-grader Josephine Mynatt displays a rotten human tooth as part of her project examining the effects of common drinks on teeth. Mynatt, who is interested in the human sciences, joined middle-school and high school students from the region competing Thursday in the San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds.
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Robert Blair, a judge at the San Juan Basin Regional Science Fair, listens to Mancos Middle School sixth-grade student Taeylor Samora as she explains the concept behind her and Shania Pribble’s science project an “Adaptive Snowboard.”
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International Science Fair nominees

Observers



Tate Hinger, Pagosa Springs Middle School.

Lenka Doskocil, Bayfield Middle School.

Keelin Savage, Grace Preparatory Academy.



Winner



Easton LaChapelle, Mancos High School.

State Science Fair nominees

Nainoa Umbhau, Miller Middle School, “Fire Hazard: Material Combustibility Testing.”

Joe Pope, Saint Columba Catholic School, “Got Oil? The Study of Oil Absorption in Rocks.”

Shania Pribble and Taeylor Samora, Mancos Middle School,...

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