Fifth grade students demonstrated their sharpened science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics skills in addition to their ability to apply the scientific method during Shore Road’s annual fifth grade science fair held on Jan. 14.
In accordance with the scientific method, the students 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.
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Joanne Dacek noted that in addition to using the scientific method, students employed the district’s core values and leadership principles to complete their experiments. “The students demonstrated leadership in science through working together, picturing the end in mind and putting first things first to see their experiments to completion,” Dr. Dacek said.
Principal Patrice Matthews was excited about the diverse experiments, which clearly demonstrated hard work and determination. “The science fair ties into the ideals of inquiry-based learning and provides personal leadership opportunities for all of the participants,” she said. “These are important skills for lifelong learning.”