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Carolyn Wehmeyer tells tales of sixth grade science fair

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:25 am

Recently the three sixth grade classes held a science fair and displayed how they learned and researched while using the steps of the scientific method.

Examples of the projects were the very popular topics in all classes including popcorn, gum bubbles, and plants. So there would be no hurt feelings, there was no winner or loser, only the incredible and interesting projects of the middle school group.

The students used the scientific method in all of their projects by finding a question, creating a hypothesis, finding research and naming their materials and variables. Then they made their data tables and formed conclusions. When they applied their projects to how the world could use it, all of them prove important in the daily lives of people. Cayllen Kerr’s project about using fruits for clocks could save money and power.

In Mrs. Grossner’s class, Stephen Boedeker did a project on wood or metal baseball bats. His project could help people who play the sport to make the better choice so to play better. Finally, in Mrs. Rockwell’s class, Jordan Simmons showed how people who don’t smoke can hold their breath and breathe healthier than people who do smoke. Maybe his project will give people a boost to quit smoking. There were many other wonderful projects, but the ones I saw that caught my eye could really help people in general.

While the students were looking at the other projects, only two students from Mrs. Wilson’s class read their personal narratives at the Literacy Night in the high school library. The student’s were Layton Bartlett and Cody Schenk. Layton wrote about his grandfather Edward Charles Jan Hausgen who worked as an electrician and restored the rare “Flying Goose.”

Cody’s interview was about his grandfather, Gerald Anthony Schenk. There were a few others who volunteered to read their writings and will be featured with this article along with pictures of the science fair, some of which are also from Mrs. Rockwell’s room. The ones who read were Nathan Reed who read “The Ugly Little Piglet,” Samantha Mooney who read “Super Sammy,” and Eli Turner who read “Reborn.” I’m sure the teachers, parents, and students were equally proud of the creative minds shown that night.

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