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In focus 3.22.19: THA class wins blue ribbons at regional science fai

Students in Melissa Landau’s third-grade class at Tucson Hebrew Academy won a SARSEF first place Grand Award for their project at the Southern Arizona Research, Science and Engineering Foundation fair on March 7 in the animal and plant sciences category. The project, “Germination Station,” allowed students to use the scientific method to answer this question: Does the size of a kidney bean (seed) affect the speed and percentage of germination? The project was inspired by student questions during lessons that introduced the process of plant domestication and selecting plant traits based on inheritance and variation.