The PTO President and Science Fair Liaison for Harmony Science Academy here in San Antonio has contacted the science group and is looking for volunteers to be judges in the science fair on December 11, 2010 at 8am for grades four through twelve.
"Please note, these projects go above and beyond moldy bread and volcanos. In fact, those types of projects are discouraged. One of our students won silver during last year's I-SWEEP in Houston. My daughter is eleven and her project involves testing vehicle emmissions.
The faculty and parents at Harmony are always looking for ways to demonstrate to the students how science is applicable and most importantly, FUN.
Aside from regular judges, we are looking for Special Awards judges"
Please reply to me if you're interested or willing to be a judge.
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