Here at Garner Middle School, the 8th graders have been hard at work since January for the science fair. Eighth graders are coming up with a suitable project that has a testable hypothesis so we know it’s possible, and then they go in-depth with their projects starting with loads of Internet searching and writing their research papers, writing down their procedures, materials needed, and hypothesis.
Eighth grader Kristian Zeaul says “The project takes a long time but it’s interesting and you have to keep up with your work or you’ll fall behind. The project I’m doing is what ball goes further when you’re batting in a sport like baseball or softball.”
Luke Bartels, another 8th grader, says, “I wish that the project wasn’t mandatory because while I don’t really find it difficult, it’s extremely time consuming. My project is how high balls bounce on different surfaces.”
Our 8th grade Science teacher, Mrs.Travera, says, “I know it seems like a lot of work but it’s acceptable if you do it step by step. I do have high expectations for my students, mainly to get their work in on time, but what I really hope for is a project that’s original.
Finally, we learned that the science fair project should be a quite the sight to see with everyone’s ideas and inventions.