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Contact: Diane Greenberg or Mona S. Rowe

Mailed 5/7/98

 

NOTE TO EDITORS

EVENT: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR

 

DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1998

TIME: 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.

PLACE: BROOKHAVEN LAB, BERKNER HALL

DETAILS: A total of 109 schools from all across Suffolk County will be represented at the 1998 Elementary School Science Fair sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Some 499 science projects, involving 690 children ranging in age from kindergarten through grade 6, have been entered in the fair. ( See the attached list of participating schools.)

Covering a range of topics, the student projects will include experiments, demonstrations, and charts, diagrams or collections with a scientific objective. Here is a sampling of titles: "Hooked on Fishing," "Do Violent Video Games Affect Heart Rate?", "Let's Go Nuts with Nuts," "Invader Crabs," and "Jiggle Freeze."

The projects will be judged by teams of Brookhaven scientists and local elementary school teachers, based on scientific thought, creativity, thoroughness and clarity. Prizes will be awarded, one for each grade level, and honorable mention ribbons will also be given. Banners will be awarded to the schools of the first-place winners.

Members of the news media are invited to attend. Because of space limitations, the Science Fair is not open to the general public.

The schedule for May 16 is as follows:

9:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Students will arrive with their projects and set them up in Berkner Hall.

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Judging. Students and parents will be asked to leave the area.

1:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Open House. Students and parents may view projects.

2:15 to 2:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for kindergarten through grade 2.

2:45 to 3:15 p.m. - Awards presentation for grades 3 and 4.

3:15 to 3:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for grades 5 and 6.

3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - Students will dismantle their projects and take them home.

 

Brookhaven Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway (County Road 46), one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the Long Island Expressway.

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1998 Elementary School Science Fair
Participating Schools by District

Amityville

Edmund Miles Middle
Park Avenue

Babylon

Babylon Grade

Bay Shore

Bay Shore Middle
Brook Avenue
Gardiner Manor
South Country

Bayport-Blue Point

Academy Street
Blue Point
James Wilson Young
Sylvan Avenue

Commack

Burr Intermediate
Commack Middle

Comsewogue

Boyle Road
Clinton Avenue
JFK Middle
Norwood

Connetquot

Helen B. Duffield
Idle Hour
John Pearl

Eastport

Eastport Elem

Elwood

Elwood Middle

Fire Island

Woodhull School

Harborfields

Oldfield Middle

Hauppauge

Bretton Woods
Forest Brook
Hauppauge Middle
Pines

Islip

Commack Road
Islip Middle
Maud Sherwood

Kings Park

Fort Salonga
Park View
RJO Early Childhood
Wm T. Rogers Middle

Longwood

Charles E. Walters
Coram
Ridge
West Middle Island

Middle Country

Eugene Auer
Hawkins Path
Holbrook Road
Jericho
New Lane Memorial
North Coleman Road
Stagecoach

Miller Place

Andrew Muller
North Country
Sound Beach

Northport-East Northport

Bellerose Avenue
Dickinson Avenue
Fifth Avenue
Northport Middle School
Norwood Avenue
Ocean Avenue
Pulaski Road

Patchogue-Medford

Barton
Bay Avenue
Canaan
Medford
Oregon Middle
River
South Ocean Middle
Tremont

Private and Parochial

Acad. of St. Joseph
Emanuel Lutheran
Laurel Hill School
Faith Academy
Hope Baptist Home
Our Lady of the Hamptons
Prince of Peace
St. Joseph's
St. Patrick
TEACH Home School

Quogue

Quogue

Riverhead

Pulaski Street
Riley Avenue

Sachem

Cayuga
Chippewa
Gatelot Avenue
Grundy Avenue
Hiawatha
Lynwood Avenue
Merrimac
Nokomis
Tamarac
Tecumseh
Waverly Avenue

Sayville

Cherry Avenue
Lincoln Avenue
Sunrise Drive

Shoreham-Wading River

Miller Avenue
Wading River

Smithtown

Branch Brook

South Country

Brookhaven
Frank P. Long
Kreamer Street
Verne W. Critz

South Manor

Dayton Avenue

Southampton

Southampton

West Babylon

Forest Avenue
John F. Kennedy
Santapogue
South Bay
Tooker Avenue
West Babylon JHS

William Floyd

Nathaniel Woodhull

Wyandanch

Martin Luther King
Milton Olive Middle