Sophisticated Entries in Woodhull Science Fair
Several weeks of interesting study culminated for students with the annual Woodhull Intermediate School science fair in the Huntington school district. The event featured a horde of well-presented projects that delved into dozens of different areas that captured the attention of fellow students, teachers and parents.
Students displayed their projects in the gym, which allowed all fifth and sixth grade classes in the school to visit the fair during the regular school day and review each of the submissions. The youngsters were generally fascinated by the projects and walked away with many ideas of their own for future study and investigation.
Parents were invited to view the projects after school for two hours. “It is so amazing to see all of the projects in one place,” said Cinzia Reeves, a fifth grade teacher at Woodhull. “It really is impressive.”
Paul Esposito, a sixth grade science teacher said the annual science fair is “a great opportunity for our students to demonstrate their understanding of the scientific method in their own individual way.” The youngsters were able to pursue investigatory avenues that personally interested them, including projects related to sports and even animals.
“It’s very tough to choose among all of these outstanding projects,” teacher Allison VonVange said, echoing the view of her fellow judges. “We have some very sophisticated science fair entries.”
Judges did not have an easy task.
Top honors on the fifth grade level were presented to:
• 1st place: Haley Mortell – Alternatives to Plastic.
• 2nd place: Nathaniel Gamboa – Water and Flowers Glow.
• 3rd place: Ariana Strieb – Swimming and Pulse Rate.
Top honors on the sixth grade level were presented to:
• 1st place: Lindsay Saginaw – Canine Cure.
• 2nd place: Alexandra Cartwright – Fake Hand Illusion.
• 3rd place: Sam Bergman – Can Humans Echolocate.
Honorable Mention awards went to David Fredricks, Luke Eidle, Emily Stevens, Nick Inman, Erica Vazquez, Rachel Moss, Aidan Forbes, Niamh Condon, John Riley, Ryan Gorecki, Frank Spatafora and Sebastian Stamatatos.
Photos by Debbie Chin