NORTH TROY -- There were 17 entries in the Science Fair, recently held at Troy School. Each year the fourth-grade students participate in the fair, which is a means of helping the students understand the Scientific Method and allows parents to become involved in the learning of their children.
The experience is much more than some routine homework or test that expects some facts to be regurgitated. The student investigation brings together discovery, critical thinking and communication. The student's sense of accomplishment is a big thing for their self-esteem. The Science Fair is a great learning experience that they can draw on for many years.
The winners of the fair were: Travis Pepin, first place for his experiment, Tornado in a Bottle; Adrien Tetreault, second place for his experiment, Lemon Battery; Connor Brown, third place for his experiment on Reaction Time; Lahna Descheneau, fourth place for her experiment on Exploring Gas with Balloons; Lydia ST. Marie, fifth place for her experiment on Molding Bread; and Emma Deslandes, sixth place for her experiment on Lung Air Capacity.