GLADSTONE - James T. Jones fifth-grade students of Laurie Rasmussen recently participated in a classroom science fair.
Each student was required to choose and complete a project using the scientific method-question, observation, hypothesis, experiment with controlled variables (with well-documented procedures), and a conclusion. Students were encouraged to choose something that they were curious about.
After working on the projects for several weeks, each student presented his/her project to the rest of the class by explaining exactly what they did and their conclusion.
Grace DeLaire and Josh Nykanen look on while Science Fair winner, Allie Kroll, shares her results about using different amounts of baking soda in peanut butter cookies.
The presentations and projects were then judged by their teacher using a scoring sheet. Points were awarded according to how well the scientific method was followed.
The top projects in the class were created by Natalie Hansen, Jared Crow, and Allie Kroll.