Walker Elementary fuses books, art and science for fair (PHOTOS)

Published: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 06:28 PM.

"It's always good to create little scientists," third-grade teacher Teri Boxberger said. "They may be curing us of some disease someday."

At the end of the main hall, the multi-purpose room was hopping as students took their "Passports to Science" from one experiment station to another, carefully recording their experiences at each.

Kids assembled human skeletons, created aluminum foil boats and tried to sink them by filling them with pennies, built toothpick and clay towers, launched paper airplanes, and found which ramp could send a Matchbox car careening across the floor the fastest.

"If you're at the higher ramp, you gain more speed," third-grader Augustine Caufield said after the experiment. "If you're at the lower ramp, you gain less speed."

"The evening turned out great for us," Boxberger said. "There were lots of excited kids and parents."

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