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Local Class Creates Science-Themed Christmas Tree

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BRIDGEPORT -

A local fourth grade class got into the Christmas spirit this season while learning at the same time.

Kim Sabo's class at Simpson Elementary School in Bridgeport created a science Christmas tree this year.

All the students had to create an ornament instead of buying one.

The students had to theme it around any element of science they studied.

The students said they learned a lot from the assignment.

"I did the life and the life cycle of a frog. I learned that frogs have a very steady diet which includes plants and insects such as dragon flies and regular flies," said Lillian Stephens, a fourth grade student.

Some of the students said they chose to make a certain ornament because they really enjoy the subject.

"I figured since I like polar bears so much that I would do a polar bear because I know so much about them. Polar bears can survive in the temperature of minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit and up to minus 90 degrees Fahrenheit, but they need to be prepared to survive in a 100 degree difference," said Emilia Underwood, a student in Sabo's class.

Sabo said she has done this with her classes for the last few years.