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Students compete in Science Olympiad

May 2, 2008

Albany -- Dozens of elementary school students squared off in competition Friday, but not in sports. They competed in science.

It was the Ninth Annual Science Olympiad. Third, fourth, and fifth graders from each of the sixteen Dougherty County elementary schools competed in science experiments such as this pasta bridge.

Fourth graders built a bridge from raw noodles and put weights on it to see whose design is strongest. And check out the straw structure. Fifth graders see how high they can build a straw tower.

Lake Park Science Teacher Janna Fretwell said "it's very important. They get to learn all kinds of new and interesting things. They get to do hands on activities, which is a great way to learn."

For the students, it's a fun chance to exercise their mind with problem-solving experiments. The winners were presented medals and ribbons.

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