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All 19 schools participate in city-wide science fair

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Norwalk, CT | Added on April 09, 2014 At 11:05 AM

From cookie experiments to the classic potato clock, the City wide science fair is a chance for Norwalk's budding scientists to show off their work.

"The science fair in the district encompasses all 19 schools from kindergarten to high school. Projects are submitted in either chemistry, biology, earth science or physics. We also have some inventions," said Janine Lane, Distict Coordinator for the City Wide Science Fair and 5th grade teacher at Fox Run Elementary School.

Zach, a 5th grader at Fox Run Elementary School said, "I think it's pretty cool to have gotten chose out of the thousands of projects." 

Tuesday night, students were able to show off their projects at Brien McMahon High School.

"I learned that it doesn't matter the size and weight of a meteor impact. It actually more relys on the angle that the meteor hits," said Cranbury Elementary School 4th grader Matteo.

Massimo, a 1st grader at Cranbury Elementary School said, "It was a taste test of Skittles to see if everybody can taste and guess the different flavors [while blindfolded]"

Markos & Andrew, 3rd graders at Marvin Elementary School teamed up for their project comparing gluten free foods to regulars foods. "We learned that people liked regular better not gluten free."

Students say being able to compete with kids from throughout the district and learn from each other is exciting.

"I really wanted to be a part of the science fair because it is a great experience, you learn a lot and you have a lot of fun," said Fox Run Elementary School 5th grader Anastasiya.

Morgan, a 4th grader at Cranbury Elementary School explained her project. "If planting the bulbs different ways affect how they grow. [I learned] when you grow it straight up, it grows faster than planting it upside down."

"Going forward in our district especially with the new STEM program and what we are trying to instill in our children, having them get that sense of the importance of science and the importance of engineering and math and how it all relates to science," said Lane.

An awards ceremony will be held at Brien McMahon High School in May. 

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