A Demonstration of the Scientific Method

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The scientific method was on display during Shore Road’s fifth-grade science fair in the school gymnasium. The fair encouraged students to apply curricular knowledge as they designed experiments on various topics of interest. In addition, John F. Kennedy High School science research students spoke with many of the student-scientists about their research and experiments.

“Students are the ultimate scientists in that they perform the research and the experiments themselves,” science consultant Brian Wallrapp said. “The fair is also an opportunity for them to learn something they did not previously know and to encourage them to become excited about science.”

In accordance with the scientific method, participants identified a problem, formulated a hypothesis and developed a method to facilitate their experiment. After the experiments were conducted, the students collected data to document their results, analyzed their findings and drew academically sound conclusions.