Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Science Summary

On February 26th, Folwell held it’s annual science fair. The science fair is organized like this: Students make displays and bring them to school. Volunteers ask them questions about their project and write their answers. Then the entire school gets to look at all of
the various displays.  The science fair helps students by entertaining them at home, giving them reasons to like science, and helping them learn new information about the world. 

At home students come up with a question and use science to answer it. They put their question, hypothesis, processes, and conclusion on their board. Then they get to use their artistic abilities to decorate their board. Every year parent volunteers organize the science fair. This year Mrs. Shafiq volunteered. That is how the science fair went this year. 

Kindergarten through fifth grade participated in this year’s science fair. Each grade had traditional projects and projects that no one has ever come up with before! 

“It was really fun to see all the different projects people could come up with,” quoted a participant.  This year we had around sixty different projects enter the science fair. Last year we had over one hundred! There were fewer participants, but the display boards were easier to see and interact with. 

One parent volunteer suggested, “Quality, and not quantity, is what I like to see.”

Overall the science fair was a huge success! Thanks so much to all the participants, parents who helped with their child’s project, volunteers, and the school for supporting science. We couldn't have done it without you. It is a very inspiring experience for both participants and viewers. 

Remember, it is not too early to start a project for next year!

By: Amara G.  (5th Grade)

1 comment:

Raechel Kitchens said...

Yay!! What a pleasure it was to catch a glimpse of all of the creativity, that day! The participants should be really proud of themselves.