Congratulations to all of our participants and winners of our 23rd annual Science Fair here at Will Rogers! For the first time, students were able to enter projects into three distinct categories: Experiment, Research, or Engineering. This expanded the range of projects students were able to do, as well as increased the creativity level! Additionally, this was also the first year students were asked to explain their projects to live judges. Our judges included Dr. Susan Johnson, science education professor from UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Jackie Rojas, bilingual science education professor from CSU Fullerton, and Judy Anderson, retired VUSD science teacher. There was tough competition this year as so many of the projects were truly amazing, well thought out, creative, and explained well. Here is a list of winners for the 2015 Science Fair:
Fourth and Fifth Grade:
Experiment Category: 1st - Sinthia C., 2nd - Noah B., 3rd - Group Evan & Keanu G.
Engineering Category: 1st - Emily G., 2nd - Group Sofia & Rafael F., Emilyh H.
Research Category: 1st - Livia V., 2nd - Sean Q., 3rd - Group Elena G. & Lizajane M.
Second and Third Grade:
Experiment Category: 1st - Kelly Q., 2nd - Loral K., 3rd - Tie Danny C., Vivian R., & Celia Y.
Engineering Category: 1st - Wylde B., 2nd - Kaylee P., 3rd - Rebecca C.
Research Category: 1st - Emelisa S.
Kindergarten and First Grade:
Experiment Category: 1st - Adeline V., 2nd - Emilia R., 3rd - Tie Maya F. and Emmanuel R.
Engineering Category: 1st - Tie Aiden C. and Odin H., 2nd - Christian G., 3rd - Elijah S.
Research Category: 1st - Nathan M., 2nd - Sadie B., 3rd - Emma U.
Congratulations to all of our winners!