Students participate in science fair at LEMS

Sharon Emerling
Contributing writer

***image1***More than 200 first- through eighth-grade students, participated in the annual Science Exposition, sponsored by the Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association, March 25.
The coordinator of the Exposition, Jodi Lovell, was very pleased with the turn out.
“There are more projects this year than there have been in the past. It’s a really good turn out and it speaks well for our students,” she said.
Projects ranged from electricity to plants and from growing mold to growing crystals.
Experiments were presented in various ways. Some were done by individual students, some by groups and some by entire classes.
Displays were done by hand or on computers.
“The variety was amazing,” commented a parent walking through the Exposition.
Student participants received an award ribbon and other recognitions were given by fellow classmates and by teachers throughout the school.
Students from each classroom were asked to provide feedback for their favorite projects and those comments were passed on to participants.
There was a variety of projects, it was certain that everyone who visited learned something.
“It was fun to learn about what science is,” said fourth-grader Alyssa, 9.
Representatives from the Kaiserslautern Chapter 158 of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association presented a special award.
The day was full, with parents and classes of students visiting the fair. Throughout the day, students came to monitor their own projects and to show experiments that they had done.
“It was a good experience to see what other people’s ideas were. It was also good to see what other people thought of my project,” said fourthgrade r Drew, 9.
This was the first year that fourth-grader Billy, 9, participated in the exposition.
“I was interested to see what kind of projects people here did for a science fair. I did a project and it was fun to compare it to what other people did,” he said.
Students, teachers, parents and community members all benefited from a day of well-planned science activities. The students’ work was well appreciated by everyone who visited and students went home knowing they were part of a “job well done.”