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Hypotheses on display at elementary school

May 14, 2014

Cyan Lee used flavored gelatin to test his hypothesis that color affects the taste of food. (Staff photo/John Bush)

Fourth-graders at Wapakoneta Elementary School got a glimpse of what it’s like to be a scientist Tuesday evening as they showed off their projects at the school’s science fair that took place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the WES cafeteria.

“So many students hear the word science and think it’s boring, but when they get their hands into something and do their own thing they get excited about science,” WES fourth-grade teacher Tim Duncan said. “It’s all about learning the scientific method process and becoming scientists themselves.”

The criteria for the student’s projects was based on the scientific method. They had to first come up with a testable question, construct a hypothesis, or what they think will happen, gather materials and conduct research, test the hypothesis by doing an experiment and then come up with an answer to the question they originally posed.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, May 14 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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