Once again, Morningside Elementary hosted the annual One Academic Fair, on Tuesday. The “One Fair,” as it is called, encourages students to extend their understanding of high-interest concepts by completing a formal project.
Kindergarten-through-second grade students have the process modeled for them with the completion of classroom projects. Upper-grade students (third through fifth grades) complete projects individually, in pairs, or in a trio. Project topics come from three general content areas: science, social studies and math.
Once completed, the projects are set up in the auditorium for judging. Judges are invited from within and outside of the district. Using a common scoring sheet, participants are interviewed by a pair of judges, who each score the project. The project’s final score is an average of the judges’ individual scores.
Congratulations to all the winners …
The following students scored a perfect 100 in the area of science:
Robert Mobley (3rd grade) — “Which Liquid will Rust a Nail Quickest?
Andrew Bradburn (5th grade) — “Why Objects Float”
Nell Kropp (3rd grade) — “How Does Yeast Affect Baking Bread?”
Lila Ashraf (3rd grade) — “Water transportation in Plants Versus Inorganic Materials”
Jack Stegelman (3rd grade) — “The Sound of Speed”
High scores in the area of math (98%):
Jared Steckl and Kolby Morton (5th grade) — “Balloons Galore”
Gabby Castle (3rd grade) — “How Weight Affects Flight”
High scores in social studies (91+%):
Jackson Bannon (5th grade) — “Col. Paul Bannon”
Bridgette Boggs (4th grade) — “Who Were the Inuit and How Did They Live?”
Corinne Polo-Pickens (4th grade) — “Who was Frida Kahlo?”
Justice Frederick and Jatiana Wilson (5th grade) — “The R.M.S. Titanic: What Caused the Unsinkable Ship to Sink?”