Home-schoolers vie in science fair

By: Anita Peek-Brinson

As charter schools, private schools and home schools celebrated National School Choice Week this week, a group of local home-schooled students gathered Thursday to hold their annual science fair competition.

This year’s Classical Conversations Science Fair featured 22 projects from students in the Challenge A for seventh grade and Challenge B for eighth grade groups. James Edwards won first place in the Challenge B competition with his project using Legos to determine how different gear combinations impact speed. Emily Baker won first place in the Challenge A group with a project testing which substances best melt ice.

“The science project was a lot of work, but it was fun,” Baker said. “I learned that salt can prevent ice from forming.”

Baker said she has been home schooling all her life and she loves it.

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