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Young students conduct science experiments they’ve devised

At a recent Science Fair at North Warren Elementary School, 6th grader Mason Phillips explains  to students and adults the outcome of his research into the effects of Celiac Disease on the human body.

At a recent Science Fair at North Warren Elementary School, 6th grader Mason Phillips explains to students and adults the outcome of his research into the effects of Celiac Disease on the human body.

Several dozen young students at North Warren Elementary School recently learned about scientific research and its methodology.

The sixth grade students in the homerooms of teachers Mary Matrose and Amy Gronert held a Science Fair on Thursday June 14.

Students were initially assigned to review the topics studied in Science class this year and each choose a topic of interest for research purposes.

Students then wrote hypotheses, conducted research, plus designed and executed experiments that would test their hypotheses.

Students devised a variety of projects, including the comparison of insulation materials, the effectiveness of sunscreen, the effects of Celiac Disease on the body, while other projects involved genetics, volcanoes, and how an underwater robot works.

Each student created a display board explaining their science experiments and research. Some students included video presentations and PowerPoint productions in their work, providing demonstrations during the Science Fair. Parents, relatives, and fellow students attended the Science Fair, experiencing first-hand the extensive work the 6th graders had invested in their projects.

“The students are to be commended for a job well done,” Gronert said.

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