LBMS students participate in national chemistry contest

You Be The Chemist local qualifiers pictured with honors physical science teacher Mary Pat Kahler include Jolie Bogart, Maisy Bogart, Albert Zhou, Abby Rence, Claire Brewer and Joseph Kneisel.

Six Lee Burneson Middle School students qualified for the “You Be The Chemist” challenge, an interactive academic competition that engages students in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety.

The students qualified for the competition by taking a written exam. All eighth-grade students participated in the exam. Those qualifying for local competition were Abby Rence, Albert Zhou, Claire Brewer, Joseph Kneisel, Maisy Bogart and Jolie Bogart.

Some of the topics covered in the competition included atomic structure, periodic table, types of chemical reactions, properties and states of matter, chemical bonds and chemical reactions.

All six students advanced to the final round of competition held March 21 at The Lake House in Avon Lake. Abby Rence was selected as an alternate for the State Competition in Toledo held in April.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 9:24 AM, 06.02.2015