An experiment extravaganza: Brandon-Evansville students display science experiments
Balloons, tornadoes and Skittles — this science fair had it all.
On Wednesday, March 7, seventh- and eighth-graders at Brandon-Evansville came together to demonstrate their science experiments and findings. The projects had been about seven weeks in the making.
Kasi Sieling, the sixth- through eighth-grade science teacher, helped her students brainstorm ideas in January before they brought them to life.
"I let them choose any question they have," she said. "We talk about a category they're interested in. ... They have to choose a question where they can actually design an experiment and test it."
While some experiments are similar year to year, others are brand new. One this year had to do with dissolving skittle sin different substances, while another took on liquid sand.
"There are a lot of unique ones this year that I haven't seen before," Sieling said. "Kids got creative. There's one about liquefied sand. They got that idea from a YouTube video and they wanted to replicate it."
Sieling says one of the highlights of the science fair is seeing students go through the process of brainstorming and researching and see it through to the end.
"It's fun to see that the students who don't traditionally excel or get excited, they do really well with this," she said. "It's a lot of fun to see them go from the beginning, where they're just thinking, and see them really take ownership of it. They get excited and learn and they're kind of the experts on that. It's cool to see that and see them be the ones who can teach it."