St. Gabriel holds annual Science Fair

By Lynn Wilkos - Advancement Coordinator
Windsor - posted Mon., Feb. 17, 2014
This year, 119 students participated in the annual Science Fair, creating 81 diverse and interesting projects. Photos contributed. - Contributed Photo

St. Gabriel School held its  annual Science Fair awards ceremony on Jan. 29.  This year, 119 students participated, creating 81 projects.  While middle school students are required to complete a project, participation for the elementary level is optional.  Despite having the choice to not participate, 40 percent of the student population from grades 1-5 worked alone or with a partner and submitted 38 projects.  Kindergarten students work on one project as a class.

There was a great variety of topics this year; from classics such as generating electricity, growing mold, and testing what makes a liquid freeze fastest, to some new and fun ideas including the study of smell and memory in rats, the effect of different liquids on Gummy Bears and the impact of emotion used in commercials (very fitting just before Superbowl Sunday!) 

Judges come from various places throughout the area, including education or science-related fields.  Awards were given by grade for first, second and third place, as well as honorable mention for most grades.  Family and friends gathered at the school on Wednesday, Jan. 29, to view all projects and share in the presentation of awards.

The top four winners from grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to participate in the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair held at Quinnipiac College March 11-15. They are eighth-graders Max Mossberg (1st place) and Justin Lam (2nd place), and seventh-graders Adanya Jeudy and Emil Shwayhat.

Congratulations to all who participated and good luck to those who continue on.

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