2013 LV Science Fair

Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Students Prepare to Explore the World of Science During the 2013 Science Fair


The Lakeview Science Fair will once again inspire fifth- and sixth-grade students to explore the world of science and answer some of the universe’s most curious questions on April 16 at Lakeview Intermediate School.

Approximately 50 students have submitted projects to be scored by independent judges from various community businesses and professionals.

“We are really looking forward to helping with this year’s science fair. We want to encourage the intermediate school students to be excited about science. A group of my high school science students who are eager to be involved and help mentor their younger counterparts have stepped up to help students by attending lunchtime clinics during the Lakeview lunch periods,” said SMFHS AP Science teacher and volunteer, Carolyn Kurtz.

Science professionals from the community will be available to answer student questions throughout their journey, from the development of the hypothesis to the actual experiment. The SMFHS science students will also host lunchtime clinics at Lakeview, allowing individualized questions and answers and coaching sessions.

On the evening of April 15, students will drop off their projects at the school. The following morning, judges will rank and score projects in the categories of Force & Motion, Astronomy, Color, Light & Sound and Ecology for fifth graders. The sixth-grade categories are Rocks & Minerals, Environment, Physics and Chemistry.

The Lakeview student body will have the opportunity to view the entries during the afternoon after all projects have been scored, and the public is invited to see the students’ work at 6:30 p.m. after all projects have been scored. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The students’ projects will also be on display at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library at the end of April.

The Stow Munroe Falls Lions Club and Stow-Munroe Falls Rotary have generously sponsored the Science Fair again this year.

For additional information, please email volunteer coordinator, Jacquie Mazziotta, at st_mazziotta@smfcsd.org.

The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District is rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education, an honor held by 267 school districts out of 613 statewide. For more information, visit www.smfschools.org, follow updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smfschools or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/SMFSchools.

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