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Fifth Graders Exhibit IB Research Projects

Fifth grader Miguel Smith Fifth grader Miguel Smith, 10, answers questions from fourth graders about his research project May 13 at Evans International Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. As a culminating project for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, Smith and fifth grader Justin Johnson, 10, researched the Waldo Canyon Fire and wildfire mitigation tactics. As part of their action plan, they started teacher and student petitions to "never play with fire because it's very dangerous and can cause a lot of damage." A total of 25 small group research projects were presented to first-fourth grade students. The fifth graders applied the theme "sharing the planet," covering issues affecting their community.
Dustin Senger