Learning the Scientific Method

Student-scientists at Wading River Elementary School applied the scientific method to experiments and research during the school’s annual science fair. Approximately 150 students participated in this voluntary science activity, basing their presentations on the Brookhaven National Laboratory rubric.
“Teachers helped to make this a special year by encouraging participation,” science fair advisor Marcel Brown stated.
The projects were displayed in the school gym for all of the students to explore. A team of 18 Advanced Placement science students from the high school was responsible for the judging.
During the evening, the students and their family members were treated to a night of science activities. There were fun exhibits like Mad Science, which taught the students how to make goo, as well as presentations by Dr. Fred Stumm of the U.S. Geological Survey and meteorologists Fran Turecamo and John Murray.