Gruters wins science fair


Hannah Looker, third from left, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Tom and Pam Looker, talks to science fair judges, left to right, Tracy Hall, of Sidney, Vivian Amsden, of Anna, and Anne Abbott, of Sidney, about her popcorn science project. Hannah’s project tackled the question does generic vs name brand popcorn pop differently. Hannah was one of the students who took part in a homeschool science fair.

Hannah Looker, third from left, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Tom and Pam Looker, talks to science fair judges, left to right, Tracy Hall, of Sidney, Vivian Amsden, of Anna, and Anne Abbott, of Sidney, about her popcorn science project. Hannah’s project tackled the question does generic vs name brand popcorn pop differently. Hannah was one of the students who took part in a homeschool science fair.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Eight homeschooled students — who are enrolled in the Classical Conversations, Challenge A level group — recently participated a science fair.

Students who participated in the science fair were:

• Clare Gruters, of Sidney: “Nailed It”

• Cate Gruters, of Sidney: “Bread vs. Mold”

• Emma Keykens, of Houston: “Ready for the Fight: Fighting the Flu, How Your Immune System Uses Its Memory”

• Hannah Looker, of Sidney: “The Pop Secret”

• James Looker, of Sidney: “The Contrast Project”

• Caleb Lundy, of Sidney: “Invisible Waves Making Sound”

• Mia Siebenaler, of New Bremen: “How Does A Robot Cat Work (Lego Build Kit)”

• Kayla Winner, of Houston: “Sunscreen: Apply or Deny”

The overall winner was Cate Gruters with the “Bread vs. Mold” project.

Classical Conversations is a program that teaches through a Christian worldview, employing three keys to a great education: Classical, Christian and Community. Students study for a 30 week period covering topics such as: Math (Logic); Latin (Grammar); Natural Science and Biology (Research); Clear Reasoning and Apologetics (Rhetoric); Literature, Discussion and Persuasive Writing (Expo & Comp); Cartography (Debate). Over the course of 30 weeks, students meet one day a week, known as “community day,” and a tutor introduces the new material for the coming week. Students then study the material more in depth at home under the guidance and direction of their parent(s).

Visit www.classicalconversations.com for more information.

Hannah Looker, third from left, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Tom and Pam Looker, talks to science fair judges, left to right, Tracy Hall, of Sidney, Vivian Amsden, of Anna, and Anne Abbott, of Sidney, about her popcorn science project. Hannah’s project tackled the question does generic vs name brand popcorn pop differently. Hannah was one of the students who took part in a homeschool science fair.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2019/03/web1_SDN021919ScienceFair.jpgHannah Looker, third from left, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Tom and Pam Looker, talks to science fair judges, left to right, Tracy Hall, of Sidney, Vivian Amsden, of Anna, and Anne Abbott, of Sidney, about her popcorn science project. Hannah’s project tackled the question does generic vs name brand popcorn pop differently. Hannah was one of the students who took part in a homeschool science fair. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News