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GATEway Science Fair takes over Mayo Clinic


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- For the past few weeks students in the Rochester area have been testing the limits of science in preparation for this year's GATEway Science fair.

The annual event is in its 25th year and is held inside the Gonda Building of Mayo Clinic.

It is a non-competitive event that gets students from 3rd to 6th grade prepared for science fairs in the future.

While some students launched catapults, others took on the classic volcanic eruption.  One student even checked out a tasty new form of alternative energy.

"There is electricity in fruits and vegetables, except it's not like fruits and vegetables can power everything," explained Amalia Guimaraes. "I mean if you tried to power a car battery on fruits and vegetables it probably wouldn't work."

There was no final winner, but the student's work will be reviewed by professional scientists so they can get feedback on their projects.

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