GHES science fair project winners

Published 6:32 am Saturday, April 6, 2019

Green Hills Elementary School students completed and presented science fair projects during the school’s science fair on March 26.

Students in grades 5-8 completed their projects as part of long-term assignments designed to foster scientific investigation. The projects provided student learning through the hands-on application of the scientific method.

The students were able to select topics they were interested in and then investigated them over a two-month period. During the investigation period, students documented their findings in a journal.

On March 26, representatives from the central office judged the projects and chose the science fair winners. After viewing all projects and compiling scores, the judges noted how difficult it was to select a winner due to the quality of the projects. The judges added student knowledge was apparent while they conducted their interviews.

GHES Principal Jonathan Perkins said the science fair was a success. Perkins extended his gratitude to teacher Vicky White, who supervised the projects as part of her teaching duties, and to Angie Howard, who provided “much needed support.”

Perkins also extended thanks to Jim Middleton, Bristol Belcher, Brett Johnson and Eric Bowling for their time and diligence while judging the science fair projects.

The winners of the 2019 GHES Science Fair with their projects are as follows:

5th Grade

  • 1st Place: “Music” by Kylie Howard;
  • 2nd Place: “5 Second Rule” by Lexie Caldwell;
  • 3rd Place: “Slime” by Madison Lewis;
  • Honorable Mention: “How to Blow Up a Balloon” by Crystal Frias;

6th Grade

  • 1st Place: “Dance Non-Newtonian” by Sarah Boggs;
  • 2nd Place: “Honey” by Sheyenne Cantrell;
  • 3rd Place: “Rheostat” by Logan Whitehead;

7th Grade

  • 1st Place (Tie): “How Acidic is Your Water?” by Grace Howard;
  • 1st Place (Tie): “Copper Plating” by Nick Howard;
  • 3rd Place: “Bath Bomb” by Erica Curry;

8th Grade

  • 1st Place: “Optical Illusion” by Abby Grills;
  • 2nd Place: “Scrambled” by Faith Hoskins;
  • 3rd Place: “Ice Melt” by Garrison Huff;

Overall School Winners

  • 1st Place: “Optical Illusion” by Abby Grills;
  • 2nd Place: “Scrambled” by Faith Hoskins;
  • 3rd Place (Tie): “How Acidic is Your Bottled Water?” by Grace Howard;
  • 3rd Place (Tie): “Copper Plating” by Nick Howard.