At the first annual District 9 Science Day, over 120 fifth graders to seniors in high school had an opportunity to show off their science projects. Students from Muskingum, Coshocton, and Guernsey counties competed against each other in hopes of making it to the State Science Day where they will then compete for 4.3 million dollars in scholarships and awards.
"They are judged by teams of two, so the students have to do a presentation in front of the judges which works on their communication skills. They have to present their project, the judges ask them questions, and then the judges evaluate their performance," said Zane State professor, Elizabeth Kline.
The science projects covered everything from second hand smoke to math. The judges were made up of teachers, a member of the community and Zane State faculty. Awards and scholarships were also given out at the District 9 Science Fair.
"The attendance has been incredible, we also have our student groups here that are selling food, so the entire college is participating in the event from the students, and I have some students that are judging, all the way to your faculty and the staff that are helping so it’s been an absolutely amazing event. "
Over 30 thousand students will compete at the State Science Day on May 11.