On May 29, Alpha Omega Academy elementary students participated in the first annual AOA Science Fair. Students submitted projects ranging from making an egg float to capturing fruit flies.
To enter, each participant submitted a video or power point to show classmates how they carried out their work. Students were graded on the clarity of their questions, hypothesis, procedure, and method, and the ability to follow their procedure and recreate the experiment with similar results. Students were also rated on their originality, presentation, and the simplicity of their project.
Mrs. Blind, the elementary teacher in charge of the science fair, said, "The projects were very original and the science fair was a blast to host because it was a lot different than science fairs you would typically see in brick and mortar settings. You could tell that the students really got into the projects."
First, second, and third place science fair experiments received special recognition, and everyone who took part in the science fair received an award for participation.
What Types of Crayons Melt the Quickest?
In her experiment, Lorien looked at four different crayon manufacturers to see which crayon melted the fastest. She concluded that you get what you pay for.
The Natural Fly Catcher
Nathan tested to see if the location of a sugar solution attracted more flies. He discovered the important role that keeping a clean house plays in keeping insects out of the house.