Kids learn what it takes to be scientists

With her face pressed against the eyepiece of a microscope, 9-year-old Grace Dills peered into a quarter-sized drop of water, searching for marine life.

“I want more,” Grace said excitedly as water was added, allowing her an up-close view of plankton and other sea creatures.

In partnership with Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center, Grace and 21 other students from Evergreen Elementary School in Sedro-Woolley have spent about two weeks learning to be scientists.