Science Fair 2017
Science fair is an important component of science education at RCS. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade complete class science fair projects. Students in grades five through eight work to complete individual projects. Through this process students learn how to apply the scientific method to solve a problem or answer a question. They also learn how to
• Ask good questions
• Do research
• Write a research paper
• Manage a large project
• Work with deadlines
Students also gain confidence in public speaking as they present their science fair projects to judges and to their peers. Students in grades six through eight compete in the annual Redeemer Classical School Science Fair, and the top six projects go on to compete at the Regional Science Fair at JMU each year.
The 2017 Science Fair Winners are as follows:
RCS school science fair:
Cara Rodes, "BIOCHAR: Keeping Phosphorus at Bay"
Penny Fries, "Conflicting Colors"
Josiah Leach, "Plummeting Parachutes"
Hudsen Mickley, "How Does Your Garden Grow?"
Colin Landes, "A Tooth's Worst Nightmare"
Henry Matter, "Backyard Rocket Science"
Regional Science Fair at JMU:
Gold Award (Environmental Science)
The Virginia Section American Water Works Association, First Place award ($200 check)
Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association Junior Award
Broadcom Masters Recognition of Outstanding Performance at a Science Fair in 2017 and a Top Science Fair Project in the Nation
Penny Fries: Silver Award (Behavioral Science)