Kalispell sixth graders win state-level internet science competition
KALISPELL, Mont. - Four Kalispell sixth graders just found out that they won a state-level internet science competition. The four students each won a $1,000 savings bond.
For the competition, the students came up with a design on how to potentially correct a problem they see in the community where they live. They decided to address childhood obesity in Flathead County.
The students spent about one and a half to two months researching and putting their project together. They researched how many people it affects and then came up with a test that could help people who are obese.
Four Kalispell sixth graders just found out that they won a state-level internet science competition. The four students each won a $1,000 savings bond.
The students explained how much they learned while doing the research.
"I learned a lot about the percentages about how many people are overweight and it's actually pretty devastating in Montana. There's so many people, in the USA there's so many people. I learned a lot about how you become overweight, how you stop it, things you can do to help it," said Zach Hong, one of the group members.
Next, the students plan to test their experiment on real people. They want to test their theory to see if it will work.