Two Fayette students excel in science fair 3.26

Written by David Green.

Two Fayette seventh grade students have earned top ratings with their science fair project.

Logan Franks and Kellen Keiser teamed up to create a salt water battery project that earned a superior rating March 8 at the regional tournament at Northwest State Community College, but failed to move on along the national tournament trail during “super judging.”

They’ll try the project out again at the district tournament Saturday at the University of Toledo. The district tournament leads to state competition.

“Everybody in class made a project,” Logan said, and teacher Sheila Killam invited students to compete further.

They first entered the Pettisville science fair, just to see what science fair competition is like, Kellen said, and qualified for district and regional competition.

The boys connected a light bulb to a container holding an iron bar and magnesium electrode, then added water and salt.

The current generated wasn’t enough to light the bulb, but it was detected with a measuring device.

“It was really fun,” Logan said, and Kellen agrees.

When it comes time to come up with a project next year, they’ll be ready to go.

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