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By Jana Mathia
Gazette Reporter 

Science on Ice: LaCrosse students learn physics, science, skating at Palouse ice rink


April 18, 2019

Science on Ice

--LaCrosse School photo

LaCrosse students get a lesson in gravity during the ice skating portion of the Science on Ice field trip.

How does an ice skater spin? What is friction and how does it work? What is the difference between regular ice and dry ice?

LaCrosse fifth through eighth graders now have a better understanding of the answers to those questions after a visit to the Palouse Ice Rink in Moscow for a Science on Ice field trip.

"We had a grand time," said Leanne Bafus, LaCrosse fifth grade teacher.

Bafus has been wanting to take students on the science trip for years. She finally signed up through the ice rink's website. Due to snow days, they had to reschedule from the original date, but were finally able t...

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