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West Hartford Students Share Their Research and Results at Aiken Science Fair

Aiken Science Fair participants. Submitted photo

Six students at West Hartford’s Aiken Elementary School earned prizes for their Science Fair projects.

Students whose projects were highlighted by the judges were (from left): Zachary Carmona, Dalin Fotache, Abigail Baker, Aarav Mathur, Ava Tringali, and Grace Braidich. Submitted photo

Submitted by Dana McCormick

The Aiken Elementary School Science Fair was held on Wednesday, April 4 at King Philip Middle School in the cafeteria, the culmination or projects that fourth and fifth grade students began working on earlier this year.

Students started working on projects in February utilizing the scientific method of asking a question, researching the topic, stating a hypothesis, testing a hypothesis, analyzing the data, and reporting the results.

Parent Stacy Millman, and teacher liaison Traci McGowan conducted the two meetings, one in February and one in March, to guide students. Millman has been running the Aiken Science Fair for the last five years as both her children went through Aiken. 

The children were given tri-fold boards and asked to visually represent all the steps in the scientific method and present it at the science fair. Then teams of two judges utilized a rubric and met with each student to score the project.

All students who participated in the science fair were congratulated and given medals but six students were given prizes and recognized as highlighted projects.

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Projects by Elizabeth Cerrato (in pink) and Tessa Brown (in blue ) are being judged by the panel. Submitted photo

Fourth-grader Jocelyn Pickman. Submitted photo

Fourth-graders Samantha Harris (left) and Eli Kramer. Submitted photo

Fourth-grader Benjamin Melchor. Submitted photo


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