Monticello Elementary fifth graders participated in an annual Science Fair to help them better understand and reinforce Next Generation Science Standards that are implemented in their classrooms on a daily basis. Students showed off Science experiments that they conducted and the art work they did to market their hypothesis. The hope is that events like this will spark further interest in STEM classes that could lead students to impressive career related options.
Two students from each fifth grade classroom were recognized for their efforts. They received a City Engineering and Design Building set to encourage students to use creativity, logic, and problem solving to create different city designs. They could use the gift to make a crane, design bridges or build towers. The students' work was judged using the following criteria:
*Project topic is unique or innovative, shows creativity
*Project shows originality in its design and procedure (based on student's age and experience)
*Well planned and organized
*Project was based on a question the student wanted to investigate
*Contained title, hypothesis, procedures, experimental question, data collected, results and conclusion
*Student's discussion indicates sound understanding of what was done in the project
Science Fair Exposition
Front Row (l-r): Ava Atkinson, Madasyn Spurlock, Kaden Vanhook
Middle row (l-r): Raheem Quijano, Karly Piercy,Mikel Morrow, Jayden Brown, Taylor Allen, Israel Martinez
Top Row (l-r): Grayson Simmons, Wesley Denney, Donovan Hoover, Cameron Davis, Orri Mills, Jordan Rains, Callie Chechkin, Haden Slagle
Carrie Criswell's Best Activator Slime Experiment
Olivia Hall and Alyssia Hall's Gross Teeth Stains Experiment
Monticello Elementary Teacher Letitia Brown checks out students' projects
(l-r:) Ava Powell and Emma Branscum's What Flavor of Gum Last Longer?
Kealan Foster and Jacob Judd's Foodorne Infection...Is the Five Second Rule True?
Jessica Davis shows off her Process of Making Rock Candy project
Emerson Gonzalez and classmates walk through the exhibits learning all kinds of interesting scientific methods
Jacob Hall's Lego Battery project
Braxton Frost's What's in the Water experiment
Jameson Wallen's Awesome Potato Lightbulb experiment
Hunter Woodruff and his electricity test
Cameron Kelsar's What Brand of Microve Popcorn Popped the Best?
Students sharing their hypothesis and results
Olivia Coffey and Allison Huffer showed off their Eruption project
Breanna Keith and Chelsea Stevens Explore the Power of the Lemon
Kaden Vanhook and Isaiah Byler displayed their Pac-man Frogs exhibit
Students manning their exhibits as students get ready to come through and learn about the scientific experiments
Tori Shelton, Caleb Watson, Savannah Morris, and Daysha Pyles at The Brown Apple Project
Ian Tucker shared his Crayon Melting Rate experiment
Lynnzie Bell and Kami Stringer worked on Which Bridge is the Strongest
Jayden Sullivan explored The Four Seasons
Haygan Doss manned The Explosion
Jana Kachakeche demonstrated Bubble Gum Bananza!!!
Raheem Quijano shared Best Teeth Cleaning Substance?
Brayden Koontz explained Rethink Your Drink
Collin Ramsey's Egg Experiment and Cade Sharpe's Floating Ping Pong ball were interesting.