Sunday, January 29, 2012
Science Fair was a success!
On Thursday evening, students presented their research to teachers, parents, administrators, guests and each other. It was an exciting event. We had some great and original projects, asking a diversity of questions. One student measured plant growth of three different species on five different soil types. I was impressed to see this replicated factorial design! Another project explored bacterial diversity in from areas around their house, and their pets' saliva. A third tried to investigate whether larger chicks hatch from larger eggs- while that project didn't quite work out for them, I was excited to see some maternal effects research at the seventh grade level! They plan to repeat the study to see if they get successful hatching this time. All the students engaged visitors to their posters and informed them about their projects.