Mastering the Scientific Method

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Fifth-grade students presented the results of their scientific experiments and observations at the annual Shore Road Science Fair. The fair encouraged students to apply curricular knowledge as they designed experiments on various topics of interest.     

Science consultant Brian Wallrapp said participants were encouraged to try their hands at safe and practical experiments and to share their results through a formal presentation.

“The purpose of the science fair is to have students discover things they did not know and get excited about science,” he said.    
   
In accordance with the scientific method, participants identified a problem, formulated a hypothesis and developed a method to facilitate their experiment. After conducting their experiments, they collected data to document their results, analyzed their findings and drew academically sound conclusions.