Approximately 72 fourth- and fifth-grade students participated in Parkview Elementary School’s inaugural Science Fair on May 14. Students completed experiments at home and worked on results in classrooms, with projects ranging from magnetic science to electricity and chemical reactions. Teacher organizers Dana Forbes (fourth grade) and Carlene Cantrell (fifth grade) felt the projects demonstrated a good range of scientific exploration and benefited the students, whether their results were expected or not. “We wanted them to be doing the scientific process on their own and showing their knowledge of that,” Cantrell said. “Also, quite a few projects didn’t work as the kids thought they would. We liked them being able to learn from that. Science doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to, and that was good for a lot of them to discover.”
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