3M aids in school’s first ever science fair

There have been a large amount of science fairs in the news lately with Google and the White House hosting international and national events, respectively. Like these famous science fairs, the first Red Rock Elementary School science fair in Woodbury, Minnesota presented students with a chance to explore science and engineering with innovative new ideas. In an interview with the Woodbury Bulletin, 3M chemical engineer and Woodbury resident Holly Maudsley said, “A science fair touches so many different disciplines, so a child can excel there even if they’re not a top scientist. It highlights all aspects of students because it’s different than what they’re expected to do at school – it’s a much broader part of the kid.” The first-ever science fair displayed 65 projects in earth, life, and physical sciences categories.

Maudsley and colleagues often bring science experiments to schools as part of the 3M Visiting Wizards program. The 3M Visiting Wizards stopped by the science fair to show a demonstration on wind for the students.

Kristine Weller

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