The Michael A. Maroun Elementary School gymnasium was abuzz with excitement as nearly 65 students showcased their experiments at the annual science fair.
Students from kindergarten through fourth grades created projects pertaining to chemistry, biology, earth science and physics.
Tables lined the gym with volcano eruptions, solar systems and magnetism displays, with students explaining their findings to a panel of judges.
Each participant received a certificate and a handful of students earned additional awards for overall presentation in their respective category.
The event was sponsored by the MAM Parent Faculty Organization, which lauded the students’ accomplishments and encouraged the students’ continued interest in scientific research.
“Completing a science project allows children an opportunity to use critical thinking and problem solving skills in identifying a scientific question, figuring out how to answer their question and answering it,” the PFO said.