Brilliant Young Scientists!

On March 27, Morris Elementary School held its annual Science Fair sponsored and coordinated by the Morris PTO.  Scientists of all ages, K-5, created projects around topics of interest.  Some projects included an experiment utilizing the scientific method.  Other projects were research-based.  All students who created a project presented their findings to parents, family, teachers, and judges (grades 3-5 only).  Everyone who participated received a certificate commending their hard work.  In grades 3-5, students who wished to be judged were evaluated for several categories: Best Research, Best Experiment Using the Scientific Method, Best Presentation, and Best in Grade.  This year’s winners were:

Best Research:

3rd Grade: Tornado Simulator: Connor McCormack and Chase Candee

4th Grade: Renewable Energy: Jocelyn Fairfield, Kelsey Kirchner, Etta Schnackenberg

5th Grade:  Composition of a Star: Genevieve Collins

Best Experiment Using the Scientific Method:

3rd Grade: Hot Sauce Vs. Milk: Samuel Flynn and Ethan Schafer

4th Grade: How Popular Drinks Affect Teeth: Kylie Schmidt

5th Grade: How Electricity Moves Through Different Kinds of Wires: Teagan Maxymillian

Best Presentation:

3rd Grade: The Mystery of Baked Alaska: Charlie Keator and Ava Mozian

4th Grade: Renewable Energy: Jocelyn Fairfield, Kelsey Kirchner, Etta Schnackenberg

5th Grade: 3D Printing: Sean Cestone

Best in Grade:

3rd Grade: Happy to Help: Lauren Bridges

4th Grade: How Popular Drinks Affect Teeth: Kylie Schmidt

5th Grade: Wireless Power Transmission, Tesla Coil: Robbie Alderton, Lyle Bernard

I am so proud of all the hard work every student put into their project!  I would like to thank the PTO, specifically Sandra Lanning (Science Fair Chairperson), Deborah Rimmler, and Susan Fredrick for their continued support in coordinating these meaningful learning activities for students and families at Morris Elementary School
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