Elementary Science Field Day TeamOver 50 elementary schools took part in the San Diego County Elementary Science Field Day event on May 10. Students in grades 4 and 5 from Torrey Hills school took part in this event, which covered many areas of science. Students trained in Anatomy, Circuitry, Earth Science, Astronomy, Entomology, Chemistry and they built Towers of Straw, Paddle boats with styrofoam trays, aluminum foil rafts, and worked with mirrors to reflect light at the right angle to hit a target. The students worked with parent coaches and 6th grade student coaches. Torrey Hills team members won several 1st place medals, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place ribbons.
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