May 2, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 103

Science fair focuses on consumer products

HURLEY — Eighty sixth and eighth graders presented geology, chemistry and consumer-based projects at a science fair at the Hurley K-12 School Wednesday.

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SIXTH GRADE student Meghan Wiercinski discusses the best kind of paper towel to use with guidance counselor and judge Marcy Kusz during a science fair at the Hurley K-12 School on Wednesday.

“We had some students do projects on consumer science, like the best kind of hairspray and the best paper towel,” said sixth grade teacher Steve Lombardo. “The kids did outstanding on their projects.”

Ten judges from the community graded students on the use of the scientific method, creativity and originality, overall display of data, whether the students spoke knowledgeably about the project and the enthusiasm and interest they had in their projects.

The event was organized by middle school science teacher Dan Rye. He said the event works well with the common core standards teachers and students will focus on next year.

“The use of the scientific method is one of the things that common core standards focus on,” Rye said. “It was easy to motivate them for this.”

Students had been working on their projects for about a month.

“We want to thank not only the students, but the parents, as well,” Lombardo said.