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Volney Elementary Fifth Graders Take on Science Projects

VOLNEY, NY – Volney Elementary School fifth graders recently held an afternoon science showcase.

Volney fifth grader Autumn Warring smiles as she proudly displays the galaxy piece she worked on with partner David Matthews.
Volney fifth grader Autumn Warring smiles as she proudly displays the galaxy piece she worked on with partner David Matthews.

They displayed trifold projects full of facts about star classifications and types of galaxies.

Students could complete the project-based learning activity by themselves or with a partner.

Autumn Warring said she and partner David Matthews shared galaxy research information as they progressed through the activity.

Families take a break from browsing projects at Volney Elementary School’s fifth grade science showcase.
Families take a break from browsing projects at Volney Elementary School’s fifth grade science showcase.

Students were not allowed to download and print materials.

They had to recreate stars or galaxies with their own drawings.

Fifth grade teacher Deborah Arden said the showcase served as a means for students to have an audience for their hard work.

Volney fifth graders recently completed galaxy and star classification projects, which were displayed in an after-school science showcase.
Volney fifth graders recently completed galaxy and star classification projects, which were displayed in an after-school science showcase.