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Pawnee Heights Academic Fair
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Pawnee Height’s Annual Academic Fair was held on April 23rd. It was entitled “It’s Interactive!” because almost all the displays were something to play with try, or watch. Students from K-12 had displays throughout the school. Artwork and activities, included a huge cereal box house in the second grade room and a chance to learn how to write like an Egyptian in the sixth grade room.
7-12 artwork were displayed in the front and east hallways. Characters from Hamlet and The Lion King were featured in the English room.  In the math room were examples of the student’s quarterly projects. The social sciences had games on the CPS system, and videos the students had prepared. Fourth graders got to try out instruments for band next year.
Science stole the evening. There was a glow room featuring all sorts of things we dealt with on a regular basis and how they glow.  The sophomores had a scavenger hunt. The junior high students had 20 exhibits including an air cannon, egg launch and a spinning rainbow. The freshman physics class gave everyone a chance to build a miniature bobsled and see how fast it would go. The chemistry “carnival” gave participants a chance to play with static flyers, poppin’ popsicle sticks and use the smoke cannon to knock over foam cups. The AP physics class had a golf ball launch and egg drop competitions. Human anatomy and physiology demonstrated their ability to trick the brain.
Science teacher Jeana Parker organized the event. All staff and students had a chance to participate.