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September 25, 2018

Science fair showcases student work at Fairgrieve Elementary School


The Fairgrieve Elementary School cafeteria became a laboratory recently when students showcased a variety of projects during the annual science fair.

Fifth grader Olivia Hawthorne shows the findings of an experiment she recently conducted. The findings were on display during the Fairgrieve Elementary School science fair.

Fifth grader Olivia Hawthorne shows the findings of an experiment she recently conducted. The findings were on display during the Fairgrieve Elementary School science fair.

Hundreds of tri-fold poster boards and experiments were on display as students showed their parents some of the things they had learned throughout the school year.

For second and fourth graders, the science fair was a required part of the curriculum that called for them to follow the steps outlined in the Scientific Method.

They formulated hypotheses, conducted research and issued conclusions.

Projects covered topics such as the solar system, animal characteristics and traits, chemical reactions, magnetism and other science-related issues.

Fairgrieve Elementary School student Jaydyn Conley initiates a chemical reaction when he adds vinegar to baking soda during a recent science fair.

Fairgrieve Elementary School student Jaydyn Conley initiates a chemical reaction when he adds vinegar to baking soda during a recent science fair.

“The boys and girls worked so hard on these projects,” said Principal Jean Ciesla. “They should be very proud of their work.”

In addition to the student projects on display, several area health organizations and service providers distributed literature about health, nutrition and safety issues.

Students also received a free pair of sneakers for completing an obstacle course in the gymnasium.

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