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Hilltop fourth-graders experiment at science fair


Published: Fri, June 9, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade student experimented on which liquid would freeze the fastest for the school’s annual Science Fair on May 26.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade student conducted a scientific experiment to find out which 8-inch by 6-inch parachute would drop the slowest for the school’s annual Science Fair on May 26.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.A Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade student conducted a rotten egg test for the school’s annual Science Fair on May 26.

By ABBY SLANKER

neighbors@vindy.com

Hilltop Elementary School fourth-grade students put their scientific skills on display for the school’s annual Science Fair on May 26.

The students exhibited their experiments and results for family, friends and fellow students in the school’s gymnasium.

The students worked on their projects and were guided step-by-step by their fourth-grade teachers.

Each student was required to conduct a scientific experiment on a topic that interested them and were then asked to create a display board describing their experiment.

Each display included the project’s problem to be solved, the student’s hypothesis, the materials used, the procedure of the experiment, the results and a conclusion in which the student stated if the hypothesis was correct or incorrect and what he or she had learned from the experiment.

Students could also include photos of themselves conducting their experiment, charts, diagrams, illustrations, histograms and graphs on their displays. Several also had hands-on demonstrations.

The students stood by their display board in the gym and were available to explain their projects to attendees and fellow students and answer any questions they may have had concerning the topic.

The fourth-graders chose a variety of topics, such as: Which ball can I throw the farthest?, What makes ice melt?, What fruit is denser than water?, Which surface does a basketball bounce highest?, Does age affect memory?, Which fruit makes the best battery?, Which bat hits the farthest - metal or wood?, Which brand of battery lasts the longest?, Which brand of soccer ball goes the farthest? and What brand of paper towel, when wet, will hold the most pennies before tearing?

Each student received a red participant ribbon from their teacher to hang on their display boards and take home as a souvenir from the science fair.


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