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Greenfield School students Lydia Denton and Bethany Denton received first and second place in the “I’m the Teacher Now” national competition from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. The girls received new iPads, durable cases and an Osmo design board interface.
The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is a U.S. Department of Energy asset dedicated to enabling critical scientific, research and health initiatives of the department and its laboratory system by providing expertise in STEM workforce development, scientific and technical reviews and the evaluation of radiation exposure and environmental contamination.
The Oak Ridge Institute, or ORISE, holds competitions throughout the year for educators and students. More information can be found at https://orise.orau.gov/stem/k-12/competitions-for-educators.html.
ORISE asked students across the nation to create a one- to two-minute original presentation that creatively explains or demonstrates a scientific concept of their choice to a younger student. Six prizes were awarded, two in each age group.
Lydia Denton, a fifth grader at Greenfield School, received first place recognition for her video about the layers of the atmosphere. Using a green screen and cardboard spaceship, she took her viewers on an adventure through each layer and what could be found in that layer.
Bethany Denton, a third grader at Greenfield School, shared fun facts and explained the rock cycle to her viewers and received second place.
Their videos can be viewed online at: http://bit.ly/ORISELydia and http://bit.ly/ORISEBeth.