ROSELLE – First grade students from Washington Elementary School in Roselle successfully completed a science experiment in class last month. They had so much fun that they decided to hold a science fair Friday, March 5, featuring student experiments.
“The students were so enthusiastic that we said ‘why not have them do their own projects at home and show them off to the class?’” said first grade teacher Ylodia Robinson.
Approximately 60 first grade students displayed their experiments in the auditorium and explained their hypothesis, methodology and results to those in attendance. Students, teachers and parents all came out to enjoy the experiments.
Participation was optional, but most students chose to take part. They received a certificate of recognition for their efforts.
Experiments varied in scope from classic theoretical ones, such as a model volcano, to more practical ones, such as one student’s quest to find the best recipe for homemade hand sanitizer.
“We had a lot of students who worked really hard on this,” Robinson said. “It really increased their confidence and independence.”
Science Fair Fun: Christopher Edmundo, 7, poses near his science experiment with his mother, Linda Edmundo, during the Washington Elementary School science fair in Roselle. Christopher demonstrated that soil that is damp, but not drenched, is ideal for making footprints.
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