MacArthur Elementary School students put their science knowledge to the ultimate test as they participated in this year's science fair!
For months, the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders were hard at work coming up with a project that put all of their scientific knowledge on display, with an emphasis on the scientific method.
"We wanted to be sure the students' projects are directly related to the scientific method, which is what they have been learning throughout the year," teacher Jessica Wolfe said.
The scientific method starts with a question, and science teacher Debbie Cook said she gave her students a list of 200 questions to choose from. From there, they worked in groups to research their question and come up with a hypothesis.
Once the students had their hypothesis, they put it to the test by creating their experiment and analyzing the data.
After it was all said and done, a group of MacArthur four graders took first place for their shiny penny project where they used different solvents to clean pennies.
The science fair put more than just their science skills to the test. Students also developed skills working on long-term projects and working with others.