Family members and students gathered in the Marion Street Elementary School gymnasium to a sea of projects during the school’s annual science fair on March 13. Fourth- and fifth-grade participants created poster boards and models to discuss their creative research topics with attendees.
The student scientists’ and engineers’ had individual and group projects ranging from the creation of a hydraulic hand to the examination of live hermit crabs to see what food source they prefer. Through hours of hard work and research, the students came up with keywords, student hypotheses and a conclusion for their projects.
“It’s all about piquing each students interest outside of the classroom,” said science fair committee member and science teacher Kerry Stewart. “We want students to explore what gets them excited to learn.”