BIES students advance to district science fair

On Thursday, March 12, the Barnesville Independent Elementary seventh and eighth grade students applied their science knowledge to a project of their personal interest in the 2009 Science Fair. Projects covered various topics in both the biological and physical science areas. Each student was expected to complete an 800-word research paper, an investigation plan, investigation follow-up, journal, data table, graphs, tri-fold presentation display, and oral presentation of their findings. Students' efforts earned them superior, excellent, and good ratings.

Students earning a superior rating will advance to the district level. The District 16 Science Fair will be held Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Belmont Technical College. Students earning a Superior Rating at the district level will advance to the state competition in May. There are great rewards to applying yourself and doing your best. There are subscriptions, camp offers, savings bonds, cash, and scholarship opportunities to those that perform at the highest level.

Zak Kriechbaum with a study on Stain Removal, Zachary Leach with a project on Water Purity, and Tucker Roberts with a project about Visual Motor Coordination, received superior ratings advancing them to the district fair. These three students also earned top honors: Roberts 1st place, Leach 2nd place and Kriechbaum tied with Marshall Dickinson for 3rd. Congratulations to all BIES students on a job well done and good luck to those advancing to the next level.

Students participating in the BIES Science Fair this year are:

Front Row: Taylor McCort, Michaela Milliken and Mariah Leach.

Back Row: Dustin Thatcher, Zachary Leach, Zak Kriechbaum, Tucker Roberts, Marshall Dickinson, Brian Clark and Paul Ebeling. Not photographed: Carolyn Blattler.

The top three students (in order of placement) in the BIES Science Fair, who will advance to the district level are (left to right):Zak Kriechbaum, Zachary Leach and Tucker Roberts.