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Science fills Benjamin Logan Elementary Hallways

Benjamin Logan Elementary School recently held its annual science fair.

First through fourth graders lined the hallways with 184 science fair displays.

The projects ranged from pennies, batteries, electricity, plants, popcorn, and bugs.

Roughly 30 volunteers and community members were present to listen to the students present.

The science fair gives the youth a rigorous, real-life, hands-on opportunity. Most teachers, students, and parents will agree, the entire process is very time consuming, but when the day has finally arrived, those long hours of preparation seem to be forgotten.

The judges summarized their Science Fair 2014 experiences this way, “It was fun and the students know a lot. The students taught us today. The projects were unique and original. All of the kids did a great job.”

In turn, being judged was at the top of many students’ lists of what they liked best about the entire process.

A second grader said, “I liked being judged the best because the judges were really nice and told me to act like they were my pet dogs and talk to them like I wasn’t being judged.”

First grade students had some favorite ideas about science fair including getting to eat their cookie, dropping eggs in Kool-Aid, cleaning pennies, and getting to see all of the other projects.

One third grader explained, “I liked building my board. Maybe I will do science fair again in fourth grade.”

Fourth grade students enjoyed presenting to the judges and being able to teach them something new.

The community was invited to the school that evening for the Science Fair Open House. The hallways were crowded, but that did not seem to bother the visitors.

After about 25 years the science fair would not be possible without the teamwork of parents, students, and community members.

(Pictured: 4th grader Dana Rose)

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