Present and future scientists will display their talents during the annual Ticonderoga Science Expo/Science Fair. The event will be held Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ticonderoga Middle School.
Present and future scientists will display their talents during the annual Ticonderoga Science Expo/Science Fair.
The event will be held Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ticonderoga Middle School and will include elementary, middle school and high school students.
Directed by teachers Janet Mallon and Paul Jebb, the fair/expo will feature a wide variety of work. Taking part will be Michelle Stahl’s eighth grade physical science class, Shelly Young’s fifth grade class, Mallon’s eighth grade Regents Living Environment class and Jebb’s high school chemistry classes.
“The goal of the science fair is to showcase the work students did in a presentation board that shows the scientific procedure students went through to test a hypothesis,” Mallon said. “The topic was chosen by the students. Those eighth grade students also had to create a written report.”
Judges will rank the displays and presentations with awards given to the top three displays. The winners will be placed on display outside of the middle school main office.
“The science expo’s goal is to showcase projects that fifth grade, eighth grade Regents science students and high school Regents chemistry students have created,” Mallon said. “Fifth graders this year are concentrating on using the Scientific Method. Eighth grade Regents students will have a variety of projects centered around explaining the science behind a common phenomenon. Chemistry students needed to come up with a project dealing with the chemistry of food. Samples will be available.”
The science fair has been a staple at the middle school for decades. Last year the science expo was added.
“The science expo is the brain child of Paul Jebb,” Mallon said. “We are trying to tie together all buildings in the district in an effort to show case and spark interest in science. Science can be fun. We are hoping that parents and other community members will come to the schools to see what the students of the district do.”
In conjunction with the science expo/science fair, Ti Middle School students will hold a bake sale to raise money for a College For Every Student project. Students are raising money to visit their counterparts in Hawaii as part of an exchange program through CFES.
“The Hawaiian students are visiting our school March 18-22 and are funded through university monies in Hawaii,” Mallon said. “Our students need to raise their own funds in order to fly to Hawaii and pay for food there. If there are enough funds raised, students from our district will travel to Dole Middle School to experience the Hawaiian culture and visit schools and colleges there next year.
“March 27 will be a very busy night and we hope that the community will take advantage of the event to see what is happening in our science programs,” she said.