Kindergartners complete first science fair
June 20, 2013 3:42PM
Richton Square School kindergartners Brian Johnson and Diamond LaShae Humpherys exhibit their science project for Southland College Prep Charter School students. | Supplied photo
Updated: July 24, 2013 6:04AM
Kindergarten students at Richton Square School participated in the school’s first annual science fair.
The kindergartners presented findings on a project based on the scientific method, “How Do Our Flowers Grow?”
Students studied plant growth, and each of the six kindergarten classrooms completed one of the six steps of the scientific method: hypothesis, background knowledge, materials, procedures, variables and data collection.
After completing their research, all six classes participated in the presentation of their observations for parents, visitors and pre-k
Two students from each kindergarten classroom then presented a written report and a short presentation on their findings to a panel of judges.
Judges for the science fair were students from Huth Middle School, Illinois School and Southland Charter Prep High School.
Honorary judges were Richton Park Mayor Rick Reinbold and educational consultant Doug Hamilton.
“We are so proud of our kindergarten students and the scientific findings they presented as part of their ‘How Do Our Flowers Grow?’ project,” Principal Janiece Jackson said. “Thank you to all the teachers, science fair coordinator Fran Beukelman and judges who helped make this first fair a huge success.”
Richton Square is an early childhood education center in Richton Park with an enrollment of approximately 120 pre-k and 127 kindergarten students.