On Saturday, March 5, 2016, nine Immanuel students participated in the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) Region 6 Science Fair, Six of them received Gold awards and three of them received Silver. Four students, Mati Kalopisis, Jonathan Kim, Kylee Stammer and Aaron Willming, qualified for the Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) State Exposition which will be held May 14, 2016 at Milliken University in Decatur.
State qualifiers chose a variety of intriguing topics on which to focus:
- Yeast: Does activating yeast with artificial sweeteners produce the same volume of carbon dioxide as with sugar? (Mati Kalopisis)
- Fruit Batteries: Do lemons or limes create more volts of electricity in a fruit battery? (Jonathan Kim)
- To Run or Not to Run: Does the approach used in the javelin throw impact the distance the javelin can fly? (Kylee Stammer)
- Battery Breakdown: Comparing voltage of rechargeable and alkaline batteries over time (Aaron Willming)
Jonathan Kim also qualified to participate in the Broadcom Masters, an online National Science Fair. Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars), is a science and engineering competition for middle school students. Affiliated science fairs around the country nominate the top 10% of 6th, 7th and 8th graders to participate in Broadcom MASTERS.
About Immanuel Lutheran School
If you have any questions about Immanuel Lutheran School or would like to schedule a tour or shadow day, please contact Linda Stammer, Admissions Director, at 847-359-1936. Immanuel Lutheran Church & School is located at 200 North Plum Grove Road (at Wood Street) in downtown Palatine, just two blocks east of the Palatine Metra Train Station.
Immanuel Lutheran School spiritually and academically nurtures students (preschool – 8th grade) and provides a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, values and critical thinking which enables students to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Immanuel teachers recognize that they teach children, not subjects. The school is a two-time winner of the Presidential Excellence in Education Award.