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Elementary students enter local science fair hoping to advance

Fredericksburg Standard Radio Post - January 17, 2024

Several fourth and fifth graders at Fredericksburg Elementary and Stonewall Elementary schools will participate in a local Science Fair on Thursday, January 18.

This year’s entries include fourth- and fifth-grade projects designed to test a hypothesis and showcase results for judges who will use a rubric for scoring.

Fredericksburg Elementary Science Fair Info Who: 4th – 5th grade entries

Where: Room C39 at Fredericksburg Elementary at 1608 N. Adams in Fredericksburg

When: Thursday, Jan. 18 — Judging continues throughout the school day

• Testing how age affects a person’s hand-eye coordination skills

• Determining which sports drinks have the most electrolytes for re-hydration

Several students have designed and worked on their projects during Science Club, which is led by teachers Jessilyn Schellman, Carole Merrill and Baylie Cluck.

Participants in the Science Club meet on Fridays after school at Fredericksburg Elementary School.

All three teachers were awarded a grant from the F.I.S.D. Education Foundation to help pay registration fees and travel expenses for students who advance to the Regional Science Fair in Austin.

Students who place in the local fair advance and compete at the Regional Science Fair in Austin at Palmer Event Center in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Stonewall Elementary Science

Fair Who: 3rd-5th grade entries

Where: Stonewall Chamber of Commerce at 250 Peach Street in Stonewall, TX 78624

When: Thursday, Jan. 18 — Judging starts at 2:30 p.m. and awards announced at 4 p.m.

Sample entries include:

• The effect of weathering on different rocks

• Testing if crystallization occurs in different liquids

• How drag affects the flight of various paper airplanes

• Determining if spherification can occur to create Boba with different liquids

• How do different plants increase or decrease erosion of soil

• Testing how different rotor blades can lift weight on a windmill

“We are so proud of our students and how hard they have worked to develop meaningful projects this year,” said Cluck, teacher and Science Fair Coordinator at Stonewall Elementary.

She said students have enjoyed testing their hypotheses and gathering data.

“It has been really fun doing my project because it is different than what I did last year,” said Lillian Teeler, a fifth-grade Stonewall Elementary student. “I am making a windmill with different size rotor blades, and I have liked making it a lot.”




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