Volunteers Needed to Support Melrose Elementary School Science Fairs, February 26 – March 6, 2014

By on February 10, 2014

MELROSE, February 10, 2014 – Volunteers are still needed to support the third annual Melrose Elementary School Science Fairs, being held from February 26 – March 7, at all five Melrose elementary schools.

Participating in the Melrose Science Fairs gives young students a fun way to practice using the scientific method. This extra-curricular activity enables students to explore a question they are interested in, such as: “Does mold grow best in dark or light?” “ Does water with salt boil faster than plain water?” or “What type of paper makes the best airplane?”

Working individually or in teams, Science Fair participants do what professional scientists do: develop a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and analyze data to come to a conclusion. At the Fair, students display their work and tell a group of volunteer judges about their experiment. All students will receive a certificate and ribbon to acknowledge their hard work and prizes will be awarded in various categories.

If you would like to volunteer to help set up, run the fairs, or judge students’ work, please contact: info@MelroseEdFoundation.org

The Fairs are sponsored by the Melrose Public Schools, Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan, and the Melrose Education Foundation.