Watchung Elementary will celebrate its magnet theme with a science fair, "Wonderful Water," beginning Monday, May 15 and continuing through Friday, May 19. Watchung is the district's elemetary science and technology magnet.
Highlights of the fair will include visiting scientists, student displays of projects and experiments, interactive water activities and an assembly on marine mammals.
This year's theme, "Wonderful Water," presents scientific investigations into the wonders of water. Using the scientific method, students have completed experiments, projects, and displays on topics including water pollution, the water cycle, oceans, erosion, rainforest biome, pond ecology, and hydroponics.
On Tuesday night, Watchung hosted Science Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.This family event offered hands-on activity tables for budding scientists to experience the properties of water for themselves. A wide array of student projects and experiments were on display in the school gymnasium during Science Night and throughout the day on Wednesday, May 17.
Science Week at Watchung will also include Visiting Scientist Day, to be held Friday, May 19. Scientists from throughout the community will give hands-on demonstrations in the classroom and in Watchung's new science lab. Today, a school assembly entitled "Marine Mammals" will be held for the students.
Watchung Science Fair events were coordinated by Watchung science specialist Jamie Bassett, greenhouse teacher Amy Armstrong, and science subject matter leader Judy Towery. Watchung parents have also dedicated many hours to the event, which was chaired by Sherrie Cole and Emer Pool.