The Third through Seventh Grade students of The Renaissance School presented their Science Fair projects for parents, classmates and invited guest judges on Tuesday, March 18. The impressive display of work ranged from food and natural sciences, to piezoelectric properties and catapults.
The annual event represents many weeks of planning and preparation by the children, and provides the school community the opportunity to come together in celebration of the school’s exciting Science curriculum. Projects and demonstrations showcase areas of scientific study that are of particular interest to each child, presenting data and outcomes of their experiments in exciting, often real time, inter-active ways.
Tricia Finkle, Co-Director of the Vermont State Science and Math Fair, attended the event as a guest judge. She said, “I really look forward to their participation,” when speaking about the four Renaissance School students who will be presenting their projects at the Vermont State Science & Math Fair at the end of March. She added that participating in the state fair “…allows them to see, at this level, what other students are doing.” Fifth Graders Jasmine Crowe, Xander Harrison, Kendall Muzzy and Taegen Yardley have all been busy preparing for this wonderful opportunity, under the guidance of their Science Teacher, Caryn Shield, and are excited and ready to share their work.
“It is so nice to talk to the kids about their projects, and science in general, and to see them actually doing science and being scientists,” said Finkle. We are delighted with the positive feed-back we received this year and wish our four student scientists much success as they continue on to the state level.
For more information about the Vermont State Science & Math Fair, visit their website at http://vssmf.pbworks.com/.