This year’s Lower School Science Fair had a fantastic turnout of 70 participants from Grades 1 through 5!

The team of six faculty judges selected one Grand Champion, one Grand Champion runner up, and 1st and 2nd place winners from each grade. It was difficult because there were so many amazing projects.

The students had several meetings during lunch to discuss the process, how to pick a topic, title, hypothesis and what information of the scientific method was expected to be on their science posters for their presentations.  Each participant presented their science poster and experiment to the judges and answered questions about their research.

Some of the winning research projects were: Which drink causes the most damage to your teeth? Do sunscreens with higher SPF ratings offer better protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation? Is our water safe? A student even built a tornado simulator which tested:  Will the tornado form or will it not?

The students had such a great time they are already starting to think about their science projects for next year’s Science Fair!