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Jan 19, 2013 8:03 PM by David Jay

Kids learn about winning science projects

BILLINGS - The rewards and excitement of a science career. That's the inspiration behind the Billings Clinic Research Center Science Expo.
With a little more than two months away, kids heard about how to put together a winning project, at Barnes & Noble, Saturday.
"You need the framework in order to get everything into its proper place," said Marietta Reviczky-Dolan, Science Expo Specialist for the Billings Clinic Research Center. "And it also helps the kids in sort getting to accomplish their project because it's a very nice logical step by step process.
Fourth grade teacher Pat Lowthian explained the scientific method.
"Once they have to ask a question, they have to decide on a hypothesis," Reviczky-Dolan said. "And then they have to decide on the procedures, select materials, and then actually do the experiment, get the results, gather their data analyze their data and finally come to a conclusion."
John Pulasky of the Northern Ag Network explained the engineering process.
"Decide what you want to accomplish," Reviczky-Dolan said. "Then you set out to build it, and then keep working it until you finally get it to where you want."
The science expo inspires the kids to study science.
"We want them to consider science as a career," Reviczky-Dolan said. "Get them excited about it, reward t+hem for it. It's the world we live in. If you're curious about why things happen, why things work, you should be interested in science"
Billings Clinic will hold its 25th annual science expo, on March 22nd and 23rd at MSU-B's Alterowitz Gym.


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