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Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014 3:56 pm | Updated: 11:04 pm, Fri May 2, 2014.

Sibley Elementary fifth grade students think science rocks. So much, that they put on a show to share their love and knowledge of the subject.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday parents and audience members were immersed in science facts about DNA, ketones, protons, neutrons, quarks and more.

Student Ryan Malecha, who starred at The Wonder Kid- Champion of Wonder, narrated as different groups of students filed in and out of a classroom to stage the different skits.

Each student donned a white shirt with a chemical element (think H, K, Co, Fe) on it to make up the entire periodic table of elements.

Malecha also let the audience in on fun facts. For example, did you know an elephant is composed of the elements?

Each song featured student soloists and was accompanied by The Black Hole band, also comprised of students.

Fifth grade teacher Claiborne Day served as director. She said they prepared for several weeks, including holding auditions for all of the different parts and solos and then memorizing the lines.

“It’s a really fun way to get ready for the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment(MCAs) science test,” she said. Students took the MCA’s earlier this month.

“The kids really learn a lot,” Day said, “It’s something they always remember, too.”

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