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.

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

Madison

City Chess Blitz Championship to decide victor on April 24

Bob Jones High School

Senior boys can apply for Alabama Boys State

Madison

VBC says scams targeting ticket seekers increasing, explains how to avoid them

Madison

State open records bill clears Senate committee

Madison

‘Essential business’ bill goes to governor

Madison

EDITORIAL: Fighting COVID-19 will require personal responsibility when mask mandate expires

Madison

Huntsville Ballet Company is back with Peter and the Wolf – April 16-18

Madison

Hubert Family Farms finding success with area’s first “pick your own tulip” experience

Madison

Community tips lead police to Harvest man accused of sexual abuse of a child

Madison

State Senate bill could send over $3.2 million to Madison City Schools

Madison

State health officials ‘encouraged’ by improving COVID-19 numbers

Madison

Digital version of The Madison Record – March 31, 2021

Madison

Tornado relief supply drive continues at Liberty, Madison County District 2 office

Madison

Groundbreaking held for new middle school in Madison

Madison

Kory Alfred reaches credentials as Certified Parks and Recreation Executive

x