More than 400 students crowded into three classrooms at John Adams Elementary School on Friday to see the results of science experiments conducted by sixth graders. The third annual All-Star Science Fair showcased the work of 130 students in the classes of Christina Riche and Kari Gladders, Cindy Pena, Karli Cisneros and Will Quashnick.
Riche applied for a grant and was awarded $500 from JBT FoodTech to fund the science fair. It’s the third year the food processing technologies supplier has funded the science fair. The money paid for materials used in the students’ projects, such as boards and construction paper, and also prizes for the winners.
Prizes include movie tickets, sports equipment and school supplies, said Riche.
Entries were judged by Theresa Valle, a former parent at the school, and Andrea Gray, a biochemistry professor at California State University, Fresno...