Students in 7th and 8th grade have been hard at work since the beginning of the year on their science fair projects. They developed unique ideas for scientific investigations and turned in research proposals back in the fall. Each student or student pair focused on one main question to guide their project. Throughout the winter, students have followed a timeline for turning in different pieces of their reports. Many students are currently working on analyzing final data and creating their poster displays.
On Friday, March 2nd, St. Anne's will host its 13th annual Middle School Science Fair from 1:45-3:10 pm in the Gym. Students will present their final results and their poster display to the school community. Our Lower School classes and 5th and 6th graders will walk through the poster displays and be introduced to the variety of interesting queries posed by our 7th and 8th graders. Younger students will have an opportunity to ask questions, which will allow the older students to discuss their work and explain their conclusions.
Projects include a wide array of investigations on topics ranging from botany, human biology and chemistry to memory, perception and learning styles. Emphasis has been placed on developing scientific process and inquiry skills.
Parents of all grades, please join us that afternoon to see our budding scientists at work. All are welcome, all will be interested! Mark your calendars and come support our students and enjoy their creative and interesting work!
-Michelle Wolinski, 7th & 8th Grade STEM teacher