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Several Farmington Elementary School students have gotten the right answers on questions posted in the school's new science window.

Display encourages students to take an educated guess

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How many cotton balls fit in a gallon jar? How much does that pumpkin weigh, in kilograms?

Those are just two of the questions kids at Farmington Elementary School are being challenged to answer if they choose to think like a scientist.


FES teacher Debbie Ruth saw a vacant display window at the school and came up with a new idea to promote science. Now she uses the window to help students practice some of the things they learn in science class in a fun way.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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