CMS sixth-grader wins third place in science and engineering fair
Creekwood Middle School sixth-grader, Alexis Pubentz, won
third place for her project, “Stress Relievers,” in her grade level at the
Humble Independent School District’s Secondary School Science-Engineering Fair.
She competed against St. Mary Magdalene’s Catholic School. The Science Fair is
open to any student living in Humble ISD including those in public, private or
Pubentz said her findings were that having a stuffed
animal made adults less stressed and that children had a lower pulse rate when
they held nothing. Pubentz tested pulse rate, silly putty, a ball and a stuffed
animal to determine if holding different objects impacted a person’s stress
level. She chose “Stress Relievers,” because she was interested about the silly
putty from a question in her class.
The District offers science fairs so that students who
are interested in science have a venture to pursue those interests.