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The STEM fair took place at in February. This fair provides an experience where the fourth, fifth, and sixth graders create experiments that highlight their interests within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum.
Within three weeks the students create experiments that are in one of the following categories; Environmental Science, Engineering, Life Science, Product testing and Consumer Science, Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics. The students are then judged on their research question, design, methodology, execution of data, testing, creativity, interview and presentation of the poster.
Avery, Isabel and Hazel, a group of students from the sixth grade, created a consumer science experiment titled, “It’s All About the Stars”. They used the same chocolate milk as their sample A and sample B, but showcased each sample having completely opposite reviews to see if it would sway consumer’s choice in product. The results concluded that even though sample A cost more, the fact that it had better ratings and reviews resulted in becoming the choice of 91 percent of the participants.
The winners from the fifth grade included Felix Bradford (1st place), Walter Hafen (2nd place) and Addison Call (3rd place). The winners from the sixth grade were Oliver Snyder and Kolman Allred (1st Place), Daphne Losua (2nd Place) and Mady Salmon, Olivia Villa and Cozette Fung (3rd Place).
All of these students were able to advance to the Provo District STEM Fair on February 15th to compete for a place in the Central Utah STEM Fair.