The Copperas Cove Library is hosting the inaugural Cen-Tex Homeschool Science Fair Local news

COPPERAS COVE – More than a dozen excited young people gathered on Saturday at the Copperas Cove Public Library to showcase their science projects during the 1st annual Cen-Tex Homeschool Science Fair.

Stacy Marston, director of Cen-Tex Homeschool Event Planning, a new nonprofit group made up of moms attending home school, said she was excited to respond to the event she created as a way to provide local students with another way out to study and a chance to show your effort.

“I just wanted to create some extra things for kids attending school at home who can’t work outside of (public) school,” Marston said. “I think it’s going great. I’m excited. There will be more events in the future. “

One of the projects on display was “Save the Trees,” created by 11-year-old Cosima Bardowell, who is studying at home along with her two brothers. She enjoys teaching at home and said her project is something she has been thinking about for a while.

“I’ve always wanted to do something like this,” she said. “I was just thinking about what we could do to save the trees. Trees are used to make paper, so I decided to make something on alternatives to making paper, like cardboard, jeans and rabbit feces.

“If we reduce the use of paper-making trees, then people may stop cutting down trees. If people stop cutting down trees, it will also save animals that are in danger. ”

Nearly four million children are reportedly educated at home across the United States According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 3.3% of K-12 children are now taught at home.

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