“I still have students
four years later tell
me, ‘It was the best
back to at least five class concepts. They typically include a
small item participants can take home to explain the lesson to
For the first graders, that effort pays off as a day packed with
“I still have students four years later tell me, ‘It was the best
day ever!’” says Conricode. “They love learning from the ‘Wood
kids.’ It really sparks an interest in science topics beyond
But what do the elementary students really retain? Ignite polled
former first graders to see what they remembered from their
time at the science fair.
Second grader Sylvie Salter took it to heart that even the
smallest action can impact the environment. Fourth grader
Abby Troy will never forget seeing how light made her
classmates’ pupils constrict and dilate.
What does it take to capture a first grader’s
attention? Here are the most recent topics
covered during the Science is Fun fair at
Nativity of Our Lord.
Save the Bees,
Love our Pollinators
to Power Lights
And for fifth grader Tommy Kelly, the Science is Fun fair was
exactly that — fun.
“I liked getting out of class,” he says, “and doing science for half
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