Seeds of a science center

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    Waimea Canyon Middle School teacher Deborah Rowe helps students Makaio Hickson and Antonio Damasco-Cornejo make a paper mache helmet to help study the impacts of concussions in football games.

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    Sarah Styan and Deborah Rowe put their heads together to start forward motion on a dream of a community science center on Kauai, with exhibits created by Kauai’s youth.

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    This page from the idea notebook of Angelina Hill and Hi’ilani Silva outlines the ways pancake-making involves science.

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    Waimea Canyon Middle School students Nawea Hookano and Kaye Alvarez talk about their project in their integrated science and STEM class, a project to understand why Kauai’s west side is drier than other parts of the island.

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    Waimea Canyon Middle School students Angelina Hill, left, and Hi’ilani Silva, right, discuss scientific specifics involved in the making of pancakes with teacher Sarah Styan.

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    Kemani Kai-Kinzie and Antonio Damasco-Cornejo work on their project to make a helmet they can use to study concussions in football during their integrated science and STEM class at Waimea Canyon Middle School.

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    Kemani Kia-Kinzie, left, Makaio Hickson, center, and Antionio Damasco-Cornejo work together at Waimea Canyon Middle School on their project to better understand concussions in football, making a paper mache model of a helmet.

WAIMEA — Some students at Waimea Canyon Middle School are curious about the science that goes into making pancakes. Others want to know how to prevent concussions in football.

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