WORLD OF MARVELS STUDENTS INTRIGUED BY SCIENCE GADGETS.Byline: Paul O'Donoghue Staff Writer
SIMI VALLEY Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. - Today's Mountain View School sixth-graders may well be tomorrow's astronauts after their experiences Tuesday at a science fair, some of which literally made their hair stand on end.
The three-day annual event, Science Fair 2000, being held at Boeing's Rocketdyne Propulsion Propulsion
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``It's really an outstanding day,'' said Mountain View Principal Denise Vale. ``The kids come back so excited about what they've learned, and I think it allows them to look at the world in a different way.
``This was the third year we've attended this event and it gets better every year. By far, this was the most outstanding presentation.''
About 800 area students and their teachers from 14 area schools are slated to attend the fair during its three-day run.
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SIMI Smallholder Irrigation Markets Initiative Valley's Atherwood Elementary School elementary school: see school. and Sinaloa Middle School attended the fair Tuesday. Big Springs Elementary in Simi Valley and Hillcrest Christian School Hillcrest Christian School is a private school that was founded in 1971,was formally MCLEUR ACADEMY of the White Citizens Council of Jackson, and was opened in 1968, title was transferred to Hillcreat Baptist Church just after integration laws came into effect, and is situated on are scheduled to attend Thursday.
During their 30-minute visit, Mountain View School students and teachers got a hands-on experience of exhibits ranging from lava lamps to gyroscopes. And they watched their hair stand on end when they touched a metal ball charged with static electricity, said Vale.
At the fair, engineers demonstrated how the world's natural forces - from gravity to electricity - work, using props such as bicycle wheels.
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2. that happen on a daily basis,'' said Vale. ``And possibly we'll be looking at the next (crop of) astronauts.''
Photo: (1 -- color) Sudhesh Mahesan, an Atherwood School sixth-grader from Simi Valley, watches a gyroscope gyroscope (jī`rəskōp'), symmetrical mass, usually a wheel, mounted so that it can spin about an axis in any direction. When spinning, the gyroscope has special properties. balance on a string.(2) Lalana Aramthaveethong, a sixth-grader at Sinaloa Middle School in Simi Valley, listens through a space phone.Evan Yee/Staff Photographer