February 2018

Crockett Students Win Awards in the Austin Regional Science Fair

Winners from the Crockett science fair competed in the Austin Regional Science Fair. This fair consist of many Central Texas and other school districts. Roughly 2,700 projects were entered in this year fair. Crockett students won four major awards for their projects including the following:

The Climate Protection Award- Analysis of Algae Biofuel Production Using a Photobioreactor

The Earth Award-Analysis of Algae Biofuel Production Using a Photobioreactor

3rd Place Molecular Biology-Dynamic Hybridization Events of Central Texas Prickly Pear (Opuntia engelmannii)- Advancing to Texas State Science Fair

5th Place Robotics and Intelligent Machines-Demonstration of Mechanized Human Movement Utilizing Kinetic Motion Controlled by a Central Processing Unit.

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Fundraisers Sucessful for Science Club's Upcoming Fieldtrip to West Texas

The Crockett High School Science Club is happy to announce the end to four successful fundraisers in order to fund a 4 day camping trip for twenty five students and ten teachers to West, Texas. Activities will consist of visiting the McDonald Observatory and aligning the telescope, participating in a star party, camping, hiking, birding, snake wrangling, visiting Caverns of Senora, visiting the Marfa lights, etc. We still have a few open seats so please contact Mr. Kietlinski if interested.



Thursday 4/5/2018

  • 7:30AM-Assemble at Crockett High school and pack up vans/bus.

  • 8:30AM- Leave Crockett High School- 5601 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

  • 1:00 PM-2:30 PM-Caverns of Señora Tour-1711 Pvt Rd 4468, Sonora, TX 76950.

  • Arrive at Davis Mountain State Park-TX-118, Fort Davis, TX 79734

  • 6:30 PM-Campsite set up and dinner.

  • Free Time: birding, swimming, hiking

Friday 4/6/2018

  • Breakfast

  • 12:00 PM- Lunch at McDonald Observatory StarDate Café

  • 1:30 PM- Solar Viewing & Tour- 3640 Dark Sky Drive, Fort Davis, TX 79734

  • 5:00 PM- Snakes of the Big Bend- TX-118, Fort Davis, TX 79734

  • 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM— Star Party- McDonald Observatory

Sat 4/7/2018

  • Morning Sunrise

  • 9:00 AM- Visit Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center-43869 Texas 118, Fort Davis, TX 79734

  • 12:00 PM- Lunch in Fort Davis

  • 1:30 PM- Visit Rattlers & Reptiles in Fort Davis $4 per person

  • 2:30 PM- Hiking in Fort Davis State Park.

  • Visit Marfa Lights

Sun 4/8/2018

  • Morning Sunrise

  • 7:30 AM- Breakfast

  • 9:30 AM- Drive Home- Fort Davis to Austin

Crockett Science Fair a Success

The first annual Crockett science fair was very successful with 10 projects advancing to the Austin Regional Science Fair on Feb 22nd, 2018. Students will compete in the molecular biology, biochemistry, material sciences, and robotics divisions among 3000+ projects. Crockett high school will offer a biotech based science fair class next year as a result of this event.