May 15, 2014
Thanks to the enthusiasm, dedication and scientific curiosity of our elementary students and the support of their teachers, families and PTA, the PTA had a very successful Science Fair in March.
This year all of the pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade classes had scientific exhibits in their halls, showcasing topics such as health, geology and winter effects.
In the cafeteria and gym over sixty third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students completed their own scientific experiments using the Scientific Method - the step by step way a scientific hypothesis can be thought of, controlled, experimented with, observed, and repeated.
Eleven middle and high school students volunteered moving desks and organizing the night, while nine profressional scientists from within the community came forth to judge the individual projects. And don’t forget the PTA bakers! It was a night of showcasing learning and sharing scientific knowledge with the community - well done students! The judges were once again impressed with the quality of the experiments from BKW elementary.
The judging was very difficult, but after some deliberation the judges chose the finalists and trophy winners for this year’s Science Fair. Awards were presented at early morning announcements in April.
Congratulations to the following:
1st place - Daniel Barcomb, Testing
2nd place - Jarrett Berenger, Homemade Rock Candy
3rd place - Matthew Clickman, Potato Electricity
1st place - Paul Larrabee, Which Battery
Lasts the Longest?
2nd place - Jacob Detlefsen, Can Fruits Make Electricity?
3rd place - Kimberley Howland, Effects of Different Liquids on Plants
1st place - Quinn Toomey, How to Get the Most
Sap From Tree
2nd place - Corey Bub, May the Force be With You!
3rd place - Kelsie Apicelli, Audio Frequencies and Non-Newtonian Fluids
1st place - Emily Purcell and Mackenzie
Stevenson, Real Smile or Fake?
2nd place - Taryn Hanley and Kiki Lefkaditis, Fire Retardants
3rd place - Kyla Creamer and Samantha Mengle, How Peppers Can be so Deadly
These students worked diligently on their projects, and all of the parents commented that the students got very curious about their topics. They were interesting in finding out the answers their experiments would yield - the very essence of science! Time to start thinking of great scientific questions to answer for next year!