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Scientists of the future show off their skills at Granby Elementary science fair

Did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium? It went OK.

So maybe the fourth- and fifth-grade students at Granby Elementary tell better science jokes, but what wasn't a joke was the talent on display last week during the annual science fair.

Dozens of local students showed off their projects at a Tuesday morning judging session before winners were announced at a Wednesday afternoon assembly.

Sara Rector, Granby Elementary science teacher, organized the science fair, which included projects and presentations from over 90 Granby Elementary students.

The projects were initially judged by Middle Park High School students and staff, which whittled down the field to a set of 10 finalists, from both grades, in each of three separate science fair categories: engineering projects, the scientific method and research.

On Wednesday afternoon, a group of preselected community judges interviewed the student finalists and selected the top projects from both grades in each category. The winning projects were announced during a school assembly that afternoon.

The winners

Granby Elementary Science Fair winning projects:

4th Grade

Scientific Method

First – Peyton Fosha – Don’t let the Ice Melt

Second – Harper Hagan – Electroplating

Third – Jocelyn Robinson – Growing Crystals & Jacob Trail – Safest Ball

Fourth – Emmylou Johnson – Banana Experiment

Fifth – Barrett Acker – Does Yogurt Increase Egg Production

Sixth – Mitchell Fody – Lean Mean Flying Machine

Honorable mention: Mya Campbell, Aylin Rios, Natalia Ludwig

Engineering

First – Walker Peterson – Bridge

Second – Edgar Rios Renteria – Spin, Spin

Third – Ethan Barr – Robot Hand

Fourth – Connor Burns – Electric Motor

Fifth – Franklin Stine – Catapult

Sixth – DJ Mitchell – Wheels

Honorable mention: Hunter Horn, Xander Dennis, Christopher Mullinex

Research

First – Devin Brown

5th Grade

Scientific Method:

First: Emily Perdue – Can you hatch an egg outside of a shell?

Second – Haize Garcia – Filter Face-off

Third – Elly Kaplanis – Illness

Fourth – Triniti Williams – Plant Environments

Fifth – Wyatt Boeckers – Melting Ice

Sixth – Kaylee Hoover – Wifi Good or Bad

Honorable Mention: Joslynn Sanders, Haley Miller, Elliot Rohl

Engineering

First – Jackson Salyards – Trash Goblin

Second- Cruze Hanson – Pet Pad

Third – Eli Boomer – Geothermal

Fourth – Blaire Hester – Painting with Moving Eyes

Fifth – Riley Bender – Hovercraft

Sixth – Joseph Gallegos – Hockey Buzzer

Honorable Mention: Dana Bell, Carter Chamberlin

Research

First – Luke Paugh – Black Holes

Second – Luella Hidell – Pine Beetles

Third – Sabra Forquer – The Brain

Fourth – Bennett Wilkes – Reaction Times of Olympic Athletes