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Hundreds of Students Take Part in the Annual Gateway Science Fair

February 24, 2019 01:27 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- It was a sea of Science at Mayo Clinic's Gonda Building Saturday afternoon.

Before the storm entered our region, hundreds of families made it out to the 30th Annual Gateway Science Fair.

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More than two hundred students from 27 schools from across Southeast Minnesota, between 3rd and 6th grades, showed all sorts of science experiments.

Everything from family genes to explaining the magic of water to very timely project figuring out how salt melts ice were on display, "Scientific method is really important in any science classes you take in middle school and high school. We feel at this age that to really learn, and to stay excited about it is what the main purpose is," said Ginny Amundson, co-organizer, Rochester's Gateway Chapter.

Michael Morrow is a fourth-grade student at Jefferson Elementary School in Rochester. This was Michael's first time participating in the fair. He set out to find which animal is more active during the day, cats or dogs, "There was a sensor on them and so when the sensor moved it gathered data every minute. and it turned out the dog was more active during the full 10 hours." Michael said there are variables to consider like, the cat is older than the dog and his study focused on just two animals.

The fair is not competitive in nature.

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Hannah Tiede

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