Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Outside the Box – Christy Johnson
“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” Marcus Aurelius
Science Fair can seem a daunting challenge, but is a very important part of your student’s education. Where else does your child have the chance to design their own learning experience, one that allows them to innovate just as scientists do in the real world? Surrounded by mentors and peers, young scientists can explore their interests and learn how to use the scientific method to answer a question.
Recently, Amelia Talkington of the Renascence School International Orange County joined some of the brightest, young scientists in California! Her journey started months ago studying the impact of simulated stomach acid on microorganism growth in organic and GMO soybean and yogurt cultures. Amelia took her project to the Orange County Science Fair and won 2nd place in the category of Biochemistry and also won the honor of being chosen for the Broadcom Masters Award, a national science competition!
Her 2nd place win at the county science fair then allowed her the chance to compete with over 1000 of the state’s top middle and high school students at the 63rd California State Science Fair. Amelia competed in the category of biochemistry/molecular biology. She won honorable mention (tie for 5th place). The science fair experience brings students one step closer to reaching their dreams! Congratulations Ameila!