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Elementary students present science projects to the communitySubmitted: 04/07/2017
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Elementary students present science projects to the community
EAGLE RIVER - Teachers, family, and community members all gathered at one Northwoods elementary school to see what students have been working on since January.

Eagle River Elementary School hosted its second annual fifth-grade science and engineering fair on Friday.


"It's a great exposure to science and technology, and it's one of the only times they get to design their own learning and investigate things they are really interested in," said science and social studies teacher Christine Fuller.

Students chose to do projects on everything from magnetism to invisible ink. Another student even created a robot that follows light.

One student chose to study antacid reactions to lemonade because of one of her favorite desserts.

"I always wondered why isn't lemon juice in more recipes, like, I love lemon cookies and there aren't, like, many recipes," said fifth-grader Skylar.

Teachers say the fair not only helps students learn more about science, but it also helps students learn how to present their work.

"When they present, they are really nervous at first, but then they realize that this is my project, I've been working on it for three months and they know the most about it, so then they relax and they are able to answer questions from the audience," said Fuller.

Fuller says that more people came to this year's fair than in its first year.


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