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