MAYVILLE - Future teachers studying at SUNY Fredonia recently visited the elementary Science Fair at Chautauqua Lake Central School to interview fifth graders about their projects.
The college students are learning about science education from teacher Kim Weborg-Benson, who also serves on the school board at Chautauqua Lake. To better understand what the students are capable of, the SUNY students interviewed fifth grade scientists and viewed the displays.
Each fifth grader was also interviewed by a judge, who asked questions to determine creative ability, scientific thought, thoroughness, skill and clarity, dramatic value, accomplishment of purpose and presentation.
Future teachers studying at SUNY Fredonia recently visited the elementary Science Fair at Chautauqua Lake Central School to interview fifth graders about their projects. From left to right, future teachers Miranda Erickson, Emily Kajfasz, Ashley Fitzpatrick listen as grand prize winner Katherine Schultze explains her experiment, “Factors that Affect Plants’ Growth: Colors of Light,” to SUNY Fredonia student Charlene Austin.
Award winners were announced in a school assembly. The grand prizes went to Shannon McKee's project, "The Taste of Color," and Katherine Schultze for her experiment, "Factors that Affect Plants' Growth: Colors of Light."
First place winners were Hannah Doughty for "Weathering of Rocks" and Hannah Roush for "Pay for Ray Protection."
Second place went to Abbie Henry's experiment, "The Conductivity of Vegetables and Other Household Objects" and to Kendra Keyser for her project, "Homemade Hydro Dynamics."
Trey Sauerland earned a third place finish for his project, "Light Bulbs Popcorn."
Science projects by students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade were displayed in the corridors throughout the school. Teacher Shari Tennies coordinates the annual educational event.