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In Focus: Popular Science

Published: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST
(Sandy Bressner -
(Left to right) Wredling Middle School sixth graders Katie Perryman, Andrea Pulacio and Emma Foran take notes about a classmate's project during the school's science fair Wednesday afternoon in St. Charles.

As Wredling Middle School sixth-graders Katie Perryman (from left), Andrea Pulacio and Emma Foran buzzed around the school's gymnasium searching for projects that matched their assigned scavenger hunt, I learned that chocolate ice cream melts faster than strawberry or vanilla. At least according to one student's experiment.

Hundreds of projects by sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders were on display during the event and ranged from experiments that involved how long it takes to pop different types of popcorn to how many raisins are in a box of Post Raisin Bran as opposed to Kellogg's Raisin Bran.

Kellogg's had the most raisins, for the record.

– Sandy Bressner

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