Ad Spot

University, AMSTI educators judge Columbia Science Fair

Columbia Science Fair winners in sixth grade were (front, from left) Matthew Dennison, Top of Fair; Ward Lenoir, first place, Cole Baker and Nicholas Tortora, second; (back, from left) Justin Mason and Daniel Zhang, third; and Tristan Pettus, honorable mention. (CONTRIBUTED)
Columbia Science Fair winners in sixth grade were (front, from left) Matthew Dennison, Top of Fair; Ward Lenoir, first place, Cole Baker and Nicholas Tortora, second; (back, from left) Justin Mason and Daniel Zhang, third; and Tristan Pettus, honorable mention. (CONTRIBUTED)

MADISON — Students were questioning, proposing hypotheses and proving evidence with their projects for the science fair at Columbia Elementary School.

More than 70 students in fifth and sixth grades designed projects for the fair. Susan Foreman and Lisa Grice, science teachers for fifth and sixth grade, respectively, coordinate the Columbia Science Fair each year.

“Our judges were from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative (AMSTI),” Foreman said.

Top projects for sixth grade belonged to Matthew Dennison, “Top of the Fair”; Ward Lenoir, first place; Cole Baker and Nicholas Tortora, second place; Justin Mason and Daniel Zhang, third place; and Tristan Pettus, honorable mention.

Fifth-graders could enter projects related to behavioral and social study; biological science; environmental science; and physical science. Sixth- through eighth-graders could pursue additional categories, including chemistry; earth and space science; engineering; math and computers; medicine and health; and plant science.

By participating in the science fair, students must complete research for their projects. “You never know when this research or experimentation might result with an invention or discovery,” Foreman said. “Your project may not always be the best or the winning project, but you will always learn something you didn’t know before you started.”

In addition, Foreman and Grice wanted students to have fun and enjoy their project.

Understanding the scientific method is a primary objective for science fairs. “The science fair is a lot of work for the children and for the teachers,” Foreman said. “We have a ton of paperwork that is required and have a team from the school that approves all projects before the research starts.”

“However, the end results and excitement each year make this experience rewarding not only for the students that participate but for all the children within our school that come and visit the completed projects,” Foreman said.

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

Madison

Student families take a moment to thank teachers this week

Madison

American Legion hosts 2 baseball activities for youth

Madison

Madison woman dies in Limestone wreck

Digital Version

Check out the 2021-22 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Madison

Heritage claims kudos at FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Madison

Huntsville-managed moon rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Bob Jones High School

Madison students earn corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship

Madison

Downtown Rescue Mission breaks ground on new store in Madison

Madison

I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field now open

Madison

Paving at Intergraph Way and Lime Quarry Road

Discovery Middle School

State championship proves easy victory for Discovery Scholar’s Bowl Team

Harvest

Biden administration nominates Kim Lewis to TVA Board of Directors

Madison

City Council to interview finalists for police chief on May 8

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 28, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones, James Clemens return to Top 10 of ‘Best High Schools in Alabama’

Madison

Horizon second-grader Kylie Zou plays perfect game in chess championship

Madison

Michael Cole qualifies as Eagle by organizing blood drives

Harvest

Andy Haq’s global service spanned Europe, Asia and Middle East

Madison

Lions charter new club in Madison

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones to host two summer camps, shows for Fantasy Playhouse

x