Science fair is one of the biggest events of the year at our school. The 7thand 8thgraders experimented on a topic of their choice to present at the science fair. They are guided through the scientific method and other writing and data collecting skills. They first start with research of their topic. Then, they hypothesize and perform the experiment. After, they analyze their results. To show what they learned and how they performed this experiment they write a paper walking others through the scientific method applied to their project. One of the judges, Destiny Phillips, an alumna, gave us her thoughts on one of the projects. She said, “The best project I’ve seen so far was a project about slime. She was very thorough in her project, very neat. And she talked about how she took regular slime, and then put different chemicals in it like lemon juice, shaving cream, instant snow and it changed form, changed smell, change texture. So, I thought is really interesting to take something cool and make it even cooler.” The reason we do the science fair at Summit is to teach the students skills that they will need in the future. We also do it to give them an understanding as to how the world works and that God created it all.
Written by Kristin Lay, Freshman