LAMS discovers science is fun

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By Kirsten Laskey

Possessing intellect is not the only vital component to being successful in science; having fun is also essential.

A team of Los Alamos Middle School eighth-graders put this theory to the test during the regional and national Science Bowl competitions, and their conclusion revealed enjoyment and brains are equally important.

The team, which included Scot Carlsten, Cickie Wang, Micha Ben-Naim and Myles Gurul, earned first place in the regional competition, held in April at Albuquerque Academy. They also tied for fifth place in the overall competition at nationals, held in June at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.

The Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Lab sponsored the national competition.

The national competition was composed of an academic division and a fuel-cell car race, said eighth-grade teacher Barbara Jo Wrobleski-Mullis.

The academic division had several phases, Wrobleski-Mullis said. During the Pike’s Peak, or a Round Robin question-and- answer session, LAMS students had to answer questions from five categories, which included life, general, physical, earth and math. They took first place in this phase, she said.

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