Fourth Grade Science Winners
Front Row (l-r:) Leah Lafevers, Grayson Bell, Reese Day, Tobie Craine
Second Row (l-r): Zachary Smith, Jocee Gregory, Bryson Albertson, Corey Denney, Kalab Jones, Brielle Gragg
Third Row (l-r:) Khloe Phillips, Brooklyn Ford, Levi Huckaby
Top Row (l-r:) Van Jenkins, Izabellah Minauri, Miriam Garner
Science Fair Impressive
Students at Wayne County Monticello Elementary really went above and beyond in the Second Annual Science Fair. This year both fourth and fifth graders participated in the Science fair.
With the fairly new Science standards known as NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), students are learning how science is conducted in the real world. NGSS promotes science instruction, not only be about building knowledge, but also as “an evidence based process.”
Monticello Elementary Curriculum Coach Panesia Humble explained, “Students are taught how to ask questions, conduct investigations, record observations and analyze data through science tasks. A Science Fair is the perfect opportunity for students to apply their learning on a more independent and advanced level. Students were able to choose science content they were interested in further investigating.”
Inquiry based learning helps develop a deeper understanding of content as well as many valuable learning skills...such as critical thinking, creativity, curiosity.
communication, collaboration, inquiry and problem solving.
“I was very impressed with the students’ projects. They put a lot of hard work into them. Most of their projects were investigations/inquiries that took a lot of time. They had recorded observations, measured progress over an extended amount of time and some even had pictures to document the process,” noted Humble.
“It was wonderful to see students extending their learning beyond the classroom,” concluded Humble.
For more information on Next Generation Science Standards go to www.nextgenscience.org.
Check out some of the fourth grade Science Experiments below---
Reese Day was experimenting Which Way will the Pickle Glow?
Reese Day's experiment
Ethan Frost was experimenting which soda erupts better with mentos as Principal Virginia Cares looked on.
Nitara Faude was experimenting which acids cause better lava flow
Braylon Chriswell was experimenting with skittle colors mixing when water is added to them
Lilith Haproff was trying to see which modeling clay was the best
Silas Henderson, Kristine Herbig, and Kaleb Jones enjoyed presenting their boards
Gus Rains experimented with crushed and cubed ice to see which melts faster
4th grader Kimberly Tiul showing 5th graders Jacob Hall and Delicia King her experiment on how light shows through different liquids
Kimberly Tiul's experiment
Teacher Paron Creekmore and fifth grader Brayden Tallent discuss one of the experiments with an exhibitor.
Lonnie Seamon shared his candy cane experiment
Myricka Adams discovered that a banana rots faster than an apple.
Students in other grades view the exhibits and learn from their classmates.
Bryson Ayers at the Proportioning Weights booth and Rawlin Abbott's Marshmallow exhibit
(l-r:) Serenity Fultz, Emma Foster, and Natalia Staples enjoyed working with slime
Bryston Gomez learned which candy dissolved first in water and Levi Jones how knows volcanoes erupt in order to get rid of pressure under ground.
Van Jenkins studied Danielle Shelton's exhibit regarding why fruit turns brown.
Felicity Brown shared her experiment