The Union Recorder

January 10, 2014

Oak Hill science fair students await awards

Vaishali Patel
The Union-Recorder


Oak Hill Middle School sixth and eighth grade students displayed their science fair projects in the school library Friday as judges used a grading rubric to determine the top three teams in each grade level.

A total of 60 students created biology, physical and life science projects on a variety of topics, including The Power of Suggestion, What Dissolves Teeth, How Does Your Garden Grow, Chemistry of Hair Highlights, Craters and Meteorites, The Catapult, Fastest Way to Cool a Soda, Cabbage Chemistry and Which Chocolate Chip Tastes Best.

Principal Dr. Linda Ramsey also enjoyed reading and learning about the creative topics students developed Friday.

School teachers, former parents and students were volunteer judges for the projects.

"The purpose of the science fair is to encourage students to be inquisitive about science, environmental issues and about basic things in life," said Markeeta Clayton, coordinator of the science fair at Oak Hill. "We want them to have that science thinking when they become adults in hopes they will pursue a science career when they get to college."

Winners will be announced and awarded Monday. The six winning teams will receive ribbon trophies and the opportunity to advance to the regional science fair at Georgia College Friday, Jan. 31.

All participating students will be awarded with a certificate and ribbon as well.