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On March 4th, Rocky River Elementary held a Science Night. Science Night was a chance for Rocky River 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders to show off their knowledge and expertise of science. 4th and 5th graders presented their science fair projects that they had been working on for 8 weeks. The topics for the science fair connected to 4th and 5th grade North Carolina Essential Standards.
The Science Fair was optional for the students and all work was done at home. When teachers were asked what they thought about the projects, all of them said pretty much the same thing: It’s amazing how much they know about the topic and how well they are able to talk about it. It is very impressive. There were over 35 projects entered into the science fair with over 50 students participating. Adam Haas, a 5th grade teacher, said “It is a great reflection on Rocky River teachers. These kids have a passion for science and the skills to create and present original scientific experiments. They have this passion and ability because of the teachers they have had throughout their time at Rocky River.”
All participants did an amazing job! Claire and Natalie took first place for the fifth graders and Jake was our fourth grade winner. Abbey was our second place winner for fifth grade and Katie and Katilyn earned second place for fourth grade. Third place for fifth grade went to Nick Beckstead and fourth grade winners were Sammy and Lexi. The award for the most original project went to William in fifth grade.
Also at science night, a number of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders led 13 different hands on experiments around the building. They guided parents and fellow students though multiple experiments that could be done with every day, house hold items. Students and parents together created invisible ink, built their own air rockets, and planted an entire garden in a plastic glove. Overall, everyone involved had a great time and learned a great deal about the science that exists all around us. Overall, about 100 families attended this very fun event.
Written by: Heather Shulman
Posted: Mar 28, 2014 by Heather Shulman