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Albin, Burns High students learn from each other


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From left, Albin Elementary School first-graders Shakira Serrano, Vanessa Mendoza, Sutter Allen and Hansell Solis placed first in the marshmallow challenge put on by Burns High School students on Nov. 24 as part of Albin's science day. Teams were given 18 minutes to construct a tower from uncooked spaghetti, a piece of string and tape that would support a marshmallow.

Learning from a science textbook is par for the course in elementary school, but when you gain practical, real-world experience in a lab setting with older peers as your instructors, then the textbook suddenly comes to life and learning takes on a new perspective.

Just ask the Albin Elementary School students who got a visit from some Burns Jr/Sr High School students on Nov. 24 as part of Science Day at AES.

"My favorite part was the marshmallow challenge," said sixth-grader Jackson Kirkbride. "We were put into teams of three and they gave us four pieces of uncooked spaghetti, a piece of s...

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