William Floyd Elementary School will also be sending six students to the Brookhaven National Laboratory Science Fair on Saturday, May 5. Students from each grade level throughout the building entered their projects for a chance to take home their grade level title and then compete against students from across Suffolk County.
Each year, the BNL Science Fair attracts more than 500 projects from Suffolk elementary school students for this contest with one student from each grade level winning a medal and a banner to be hung in their school for their entire school to see.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as the overall winners for their grade level:
Kindergarten: Cameron Reiter, “Earthquakes and Asteroids”
Which building will survive the shake test (earthquake) and ball drop test (asteroid)?
Teacher: Samantha Lewis
1st Grade: Christopher Conklin, “Hungry Hungry”
Which candy bar takes the least number of chews to swallow?
Teacher: Jacqueline Cherouvis
2nd Grade: Darren Heitman, “Eating M&M’s”
If given an unlimited amount of M&M’s, would people take a serving size or more?
Teacher: Melissa Pirnat
3rd Grade: Julia Zozzaro, “Keep Your Flowers Fresh”
How can you make your fresh cut flowers last longer?
Teacher: Eileen Kazanecki
4th Grade: Myles VonBrook, “How Does Temperature Affect the Bounce of a Tennis Ball”
If I put two tennis balls in the freezer, wrap two tennis balls in heating pads and have two tennis balls at room temperature, will the temperature of the tennis ball affect the bounce?
Teacher: Donna Haakonson
5th Grade: Allison Conte, “Playing With Polymers”
The purpose is to find out if superabsorbent polymer beads will absorb any other liquids besides water. If so, will the PH of these liquids affect how much is absorbed by the polymers.
Teacher: Alba Salazar