Science Fair Central

The last month our students have been working on their Science Fair Projects. This is their first experience with a self-paced independant project of this nature. It has been fun to watch the kids work through the scientific method and synthesize their information. Using a packet of information to guide the process, students learned to ask meaningful questions, research, investigate, compile findings, and manage time. Students are presenting their boards to the entire fifth grade class and reflecting on the experience here. Click on the link below each image to hear the students thoughts about the process.  (Bear with me…I’ll be adding students as we go…so check back often!)

Elizabeth: Bursting Her Bubble
Elizabeth: Bursting Her Bubble

Lizzie’s Science Fair Presentation Reflection

 

Cooking Kool-Aid

Cooking Kool-Aid

 

Does bread stay fresher longer in the refrigerator or on the counter?
Does bread stay fresher longer in the refrigerator or on the counter?

 

Who's Got the Heat?
Who’s Got the Heat?

 

 

What Color Absorbs the Most Heat?
What Color Absorbs the Most Heat?

 

 

 

 

Do You Know What You're Drinking?
Do You Know What You’re Drinking?

Katya’s Science Fair Project Reflection 

Bounce!!!
Bounce!!!

 

Plants and Music

Plants and Music

 

Herb-A-Grow
Herb-A-Grow

 

Fingernail Polish: Which Brand Lasts Longer?
Fingernail Polish: Which Brand Lasts Longer?

 

Got Mold?
Got Mold?

 

Which dries hair faster, the air at room temperature or a blow dryer?
Which dries hair faster, the air at room temperature or a blow dryer?

 

Which is Louder: Penny, Nickel, Dime or Quarter?
Which is Louder: Penny, Nickel, Dime or Quarter?

 

 

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Which Brand of Popcorn Pops More Kernals?

 

Does Air Pressure Affect the Flight of a Soccer Ball?
Does Air Pressure Affect the Flight of a Soccer Ball?

 

 

What Kind of Gum Lasts Longest

What Kind of Gum Lasts Longest

 

Salt Water Vs Fresh Water

Salt Water Vs Fresh Water

 

The Fizz

The Fizz

 

What is the Effect of a Bowling Ball?

What is the Effect of a Bowling Ball?

 

 

 

 

 

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16 responses to “Science Fair Central

  1. Marisa

    Great job Lizzie.I liked your board, it was awesome!

  2. dante

    I think lizzie did a goood job. I liked how she used the color pink because it goes with the color of the bubble gum. I also liked how she used her little brother for her tester.

  3. dante

    Good job Riley! I liked how you got a color board.

  4. Marisa

    Good job Peter! I didn’t know that white absorbed a lot of heat.

  5. Hannah

    Nice job everybody! I’m going on the 17th. Hope I don’t have any bloopers.

  6. Lizzie

    I think I did a good job too! I also liked how Riley did which bread lasts fresher longer, how Luke did which temperature freezes first, how Peter did which shirt soaks up more heat, and ALL the others. GREAT JOB EVERYONE!

  7. Wow! I was so impressed by the level of quality and creativity I witnessed this year. Organization, time-management, artistry, presentation, scientific method…this unit had it all! Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone and sharing what you’ve learned. Nice job everyone!

  8. Nate

    Having watched all of the projects being presented,everybody did a good job! I especially liked Tanners, Now I know that kool-Aid tastes good when boiled then cooled.

  9. Mrs. Jourdonnais

    I loved seeing the pictures of all of your projects. Great effort by all of you!

  10. Della

    I think Tanner did a great job! He was well organized! I also liked everyone elses too!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Natasha

    Love all the projects everyone…that was so much FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I got excited, those projects were so much fun and were kinda hard to do. But the grades were fun to see.

  12. Mrs. Riordan

    5A students did an impressive job! You came up with unique ideas and presented them in creative ways…I’m proud of you!

  13. Lizzie

    Hey fellow 5th graders. I was in Mrs. Anderson,s class for the year 08-09. I want to wish you luck in the science fair this year. My word of advice: Try your best. I know you hear this advice quite often, (I know I do) but I think mine turned out amazing! (the first picture) In the picture, sorry about my elbow. I’m double jointed so I can’t help it. ANYWAY, if you try your best and do as well as you can, you’ll come out on top. Enjoy Mrs. Anderson’s class this year!! 🙂

  14. Hannah R.

    I loved those sooo much!!!!

  15. Lizzie

    Good luck on science project this year! (if you do them of course.) It was lots of fun! The reason I couldn’t do the testing for mine was because I have braces. (and my brother loves to pop bubbles in my face!) Lots of people say you can have Sugar Free gum when you have braces, but I can’t afford to replace them if I bust a bracket!
    By the way, Mine is the VERY FIRST PICTURE!! All the way at the top!
    (if you don’t like pink, don’t look!)

  16. Lizzie

    Hey! Aren’t this year’s projects coming up soon? I’ve seen Hawthorne students with big posters of cardboard on my bus lately.

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