The Scientific Method at work at Miller Avenue School Science Fair

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A fingerprint mystery; memory, taste, smell and sound tests; and research on density were just a sampling of the vast display of original scientific experiments conducted by K-2 graders as part of the annual science fair.

Seventeen Shoreham-Wading River High School students judged the work of the younger students using an evaluation rubric with criteria that included the originality of a student’s question, hypotheses, procedures, investigations, analysis and conclusion. The winners - kindergartner Nathan Lauckhardt, first-grader Zachary Lister and second-grader Ava Durfee - now qualify for the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair. The honorable mention winners are kindergartner Joshua Parrinello; first-graders Natasha Azamoun, Eve Calvert and Annaliese Joos; and second-graders Lauren Galucci, Brady Kitchen and Jack Laieta.