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St. John School Students Get Experimental at the Annual School Science Fair

Does arm length equal throwing power?

What solution works best to clean oxidized pennies? 

Can you grow a rock in a cup?

These are some of the questions that St. John School’s middle school students explored at the annual STEM science fair this week.

Over 65 students showcased their scientific poster designs using a similar layout to that used by research scientists. Their posters told a story through hypothesis driven methods, results and conclusions, each relating back to their hypothesis.

Our science teacher, Dr. Anne King commented, “I was so proud of all the hard work our students put into their science projects. It was obvious to me that each student researched what genuinely inspired them, and as teacher, figuring out what makes each student tick is paramount in education.”

Prizes were awarded for first, second and third place as well as two honorable mentions.

First Place: Benedetto Tasso, “Can You Trust That Label?”
Second Place: Caitlin McDonough, “The Ivory Soap Experiment”
Third Place: Veronica Houton, “The Beans I Thought Would Never Grow”
Honorable Mention: Gia DiNunzio, “Erupting Volcano”
Honorable Mention: Sophia Vasil, “Can a Plant Water Itself?”

We thank the members of the Coast Guard for taking the time to judge our science projects. We hope they learned as much as our students did about the projects.

Check out some of the pictures of the fantastic science projects our students put together and visit our Facebook page for more photos!