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Physics students share their science projects with the elementary school

Throughout April, the Conceptual Physics students worked in groups on a project requiring them to design an experiment which could answer a question of their choosing. For example: “How much ice can different metals melt?” and “How far can my trebuchet fire?”  or “How can an electromagnet be made stronger.” They tested their hypotheses and modified the experimental design to improve reliability and precision. The students enjoyed sharing their results both in class and at the Science Fair on April 30, explaining the key concepts to the enthusiastic and inquisitive elementary students was a highlight for the budding scientists. Thanks to all who made the Fair a fun and valuable learning experience. (John Salisbury, high school science)