2018-03-04 / Community View

Chatfield students showcase science knowledge


Kettering juniors and mechanical engineering majors Sean Rabenaldt, Karl Zometa and John Lloyd showed off their school’s Formula SAE vehicle, used in the collegiate racing series and part of a student design competition. 
Photos by Nicholas Pugliese Kettering juniors and mechanical engineering majors Sean Rabenaldt, Karl Zometa and John Lloyd showed off their school’s Formula SAE vehicle, used in the collegiate racing series and part of a student design competition. Photos by Nicholas Pugliese LAPEER — The Chatfield Science Exposition Night brought families and community representatives together in the name of all things science on Thursday evening. Students displayed science projects covering topics like acoustics, motion, solar energy, weather and aquaponics while community organizations including McLaren Lapeer Region, the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra and the MSU Extension Office offered science-themed activities for kids.

— Nicholas Pugliese



Brooklyn West, eighth-grader, helped out friend Reagan Fennelly during a demonstration of Fennelly’s project involving mixing magnesium and hydrochloric acid to explode an egg. Brooklyn West, eighth-grader, helped out friend Reagan Fennelly during a demonstration of Fennelly’s project involving mixing magnesium and hydrochloric acid to explode an egg.

Second-grade students Kennedy Bryant and Ellie Wambold learned that science could provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on fun. Second-grade students Kennedy Bryant and Ellie Wambold learned that science could provide plenty of opportunities for hands-on fun.

Chatfield students Faith and Olivia Amabile check out the MSU Extension Office display, headed up by 4-H Program Director Kathy George. Chatfield students Faith and Olivia Amabile check out the MSU Extension Office display, headed up by 4-H Program Director Kathy George.

Seventh-grader Caleb Greger explained the science behind heat transference as Averie Brown held ice cubes with a metal and plastic spoon. Seventh-grader Caleb Greger explained the science behind heat transference as Averie Brown held ice cubes with a metal and plastic spoon.

Families learned science together as Phil and London Guerra sat in on an interactive lesson on water flow and topography. Families learned science together as Phil and London Guerra sat in on an interactive lesson on water flow and topography.

In honor of the recently-completed Winter Olympics, third-grade students Eithan Wilson, Emlyn Sanderson-Smith and Brynn Wolinski teamed up to craft an ice skater out of pipe cleaner. In honor of the recently-completed Winter Olympics, third-grade students Eithan Wilson, Emlyn Sanderson-Smith and Brynn Wolinski teamed up to craft an ice skater out of pipe cleaner.

Robots took over Chatfield’s Art Room as first-grader Grady LaForge and pre-K student Sawyer Nolan piloted a Vex bot into stacking cones. Robots took over Chatfield’s Art Room as first-grader Grady LaForge and pre-K student Sawyer Nolan piloted a Vex bot into stacking cones.

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