The South Sound Regional Science Fair 2013

by Dick Morgan

On March 23, 2013, Pat and I took my rolling toolbox of fossils, minerals and rocks and headed to Pacific Lutheran University for the South Sound Regional Science Fair for a presentation. The set up was different this year as a part of my specimens were still in a display case at the Senior Center in Bonney Lake. So I had to use different fossil, crystal and finished cabochons for my presentation, but that caused no problems. The surprising thing about this year’s presentation is that there were more adults lined up at the tables than students, although there were many students. The questions were mainly the same as usual, except there was more interest in how fossils were formed and fossils in America. Some people wondered where I got my information and how I knew what material was what. I got my information from reading many books on the subject and talking to people more experienced than I. Some of my material was authenticated by experts, others were identified by me looking at pictures and descriptions in books on the subject. Some fossils were identified by comparing them to skeletons of modern creatures. I was asked where to find people that can make presentations about earth science with examples for school children.
(Specifically at little, or no, cost for the teacher.)

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Updated: April 23, 2016 — 9:45 pm

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