Isla Bonita Elementary holds annual Science Fair
Monday, March 13th, 2017
Isla Bonita Elementary School (IBES) had a full house on Friday, March 10th, as students hosted their 2nd annual Science Fair. Under the theme, “Knowledge is Power”, students from standards three to six were divided into groups and tasked with creating an experiment or science based project. Using creativity and unique talents, students successfully showcased their grasp of the scientific curriculum.
From 9AM to 2PM, the upper-class students presented their group projects on static electricity, electromagnetic spectrum of light, gravity, the nervous system, the skeletal system and the pinhole camera. The lower division students presented an experiment with Diet Coke and Alka-Seltzer, and how to make slime. All the groups were well-versed in their material, their hard work clearly visible to their teachers. Students were graded on their presentations, and many groups passed with flying colors.
Principal Addy Martinez was excited for her students’ performance. “Last year was more about demonstration, but this year was more telling than showing. This science fair displayed science that is used on a daily basis. There were limited experiments because the students had to express their knowledge on their topics. This is a great way to get them excited about science, and hosting fairs help keep that spark of curiosity in science alive,” said Martinez.
IBES thanks everyone who came out and attended the event, and congratulates their students on an excellent job!