Young Scientists Showcase Their Talents

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Fourth- and fifth-graders at Waverly Park Elementary School put their innovative ideas and research on display during the school’s Young Scientist Fair on April 25. The school gymnasium featured 30 student-created individual and group projects for students, staff and community members to explore. 

In the afternoon, classes throughout the building visited the science fair where students practiced their presentation skills and educated their peers on their projects. The young scientists’ researched different topics that fit their interests. Experiments answered questions such as how to make a tesla coil, how to make a car move using solar power, how to melt ice the fastest and how to create a power generating bicycle. 

Participation in the fair was voluntary as fair coordinator and teacher Sara Rubin helped the students with their ideas and projects through a mentoring process, starting at the end of January. Those that wanted extra help with their experiments, had the opportunity to brainstorm with Rubin and were offered helpful tips on how to present. 

During the evening, family, friends and community members, including students from other buildings in the district, visited the school to see the students in action and learn more about their projects.