For the first time, all students in kindergarten through seventh grade all participated in the biennial Lower School Science Fair
Historically, the science fair has been an event for grades 3-7.
"The younger students were added to the science fair because I felt their involvement was crucial in the development of scientific learners at Walsingham Academy," science coordinator Kim Ward said. "The younger students rose to the challenge and took great pride contributing to the success of this year's fair."
To involve some of our younger students, language arts and science lessons were integrated to help develop the scientific process. Students in kindergarten through second grade read different books from the "Zoey and Sassafras" series and incorporated the main character's science experiment into their daily activities.
The projects were on display in the Lower School for students, teachers and family members to view during the week of May 20. Early learners and junior kindergarten students did tours throughout the week to get a taste of what's to come.
During science fair week, there was an awards presentation for middle school students.
In the sixth grade, it was a tie for first place between Evan Murer and Josh Powell. Steven Thompson earned second place (and the title of most creative), Liam Raftery in third and honorable mentions to Sam Kerner, Hailey Parisi, Ida Pellei and Nada Soueidan.
In the seventh grade, Will Patterson took the top prize. Natalia Hanks came in second with Alana Fiscella in third place. Honorable mentions went to Ava Garrett, Summerlin O'Hallarn, Alyson Pellei and Sebby Vishton.
"I am extremely proud of our Lower School young scientists," Lower School Director Jenafer Naswadi said. "All of the projects were extremely impressive and serve as a model example of the high level of academic standards and deep thinking that occurs daily in the halls at Walsingham."
The next science fair will be during spring 2021.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the science fair!