Eighth-grade science students at Thompson labored in their labs last week absorbing illuminating lessons in everything from motion detection to the science of helicopters. (Immediately below and bottom right) Martha Weatherford's students delve into motion detectors and data recording devices. Students pictured are Andrea Tran and Phuong Pham (on the left) and (on the right) Carlos Martinez, Amenze Ewansiha and, to the right of Mrs. Weatherford, Michelle San Miguel. (Bottom left) Jimmy Nevarez, Nicole Banda and Rhehana Johnson, also in Mrs. Weatherford's class. (Bottom right) Testing helicopters are Carol Waters' students: Graciela Quiroz, Ricky Harris, Terrance Patterson, Orlando Ochoa, Ernest Luis Escalona, Kristin Scholwinski and Jai Jones.