All 5th graders were required to participate in the 2009 school wide science fair. Having made it to Regional the past two years, Mason was not excited about doing another project. Having no choice, he did a project.
This year's project was called, "Paper Airplanes Take Flight." Judging took place on Thursday during the day. (Ed was a judge but not for 5th grade projects.) On Thursday night, the school hosted "Math & Science Night." They had hands-on science and math activities for all to try, in addition to a science fair project viewing time in the library.
The 5th graders had a "soda and water booth" to help raise money for their graduation. The tips alone paid for the cost of the soda & water. So the money from the sale was the first money into the account for the graduation!
At the end of the night, they had the awards for Science Fair. Every project fell into one of three categories- bronze, silver, gold. Mason's project earned him a gold certificate! Next they called up the owners of the projects that will be advancing to the Austin Regional Science Fair on Feb 21st. Mason made it to Regional! Here he goes again- hoping to earn his 3rd regional 1st place blue ribbon.