Students get creative at RMS science fair
Seventh-grader Rachel DeForest won the award for “most creative question” at Rifle Middle School’s first science fair.
Seventh-grader Rachel DeForest won the award for “most creative question” at Rifle Middle School’s first science fair. She asked if plants would grow better in soil or in hair.”She thought and so did I,” said Rachel’s mother, Christine DeForest, “that these would die – the ones in the hair.” But they grew, just not as quickly as the plants in soil.
DeForest said her daughter collected hair clippings off the floor of the Wal-Mart salon for her project. As for that creative question, Deforest said she had nothing to do with it.Rachel’s twin brother, James, won an award for “intriguing question.” His group tested to see whether a white carnation would take the color of food coloring in its water.”I didn’t think it was going to work,” James said. “But it did and I was real happy. We got a good grade.”Rifle Middle School Principal Mark MacHale said the science fair was a tradition he really wanted to start.
“It really gets the kids engaged,” he said. “This is the kind of thing the kids will remember for a long time. They might not remember the CSAPs, but they’ll remember their science fair.”Parents were lined up at the doors early, MacHale said, waiting to get into the science fair.”Parents come for sports events,” MacHale said. “They come for plays. Now they feel excited about academics, too.”Christine and Darrell DeForest, who came to see their kids’ displays, said they were excited to see what other kids did.”You can tell some of these kids really did a lot of work,” Christine said.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and first gentleman Marlon Reis have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor tweeted Saturday night.