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May 6, 1999


Science Fair Results


 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven National Lab, May15

EVENT:
Elementary School Science Fair

WHEN:
Saturday, May 15, 1999, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

DETAILS:

A total of 109 Suffolk County schools will be represented at the 1999 Elementary School Science Fair sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Some 505 science projects, involving 636 children ranging in age from kindergarten through grade 6, have been entered in the fair. (See list of participating schools, below.)

The student projects will include experiments, demonstrations, and charts, diagrams or collections with a scientific objective. Here is a sampling of titles: "Electric Cereal," "How Color Affects Food Choice," and "Do Plants Breathe?"

The projects will be judged by teams of Brookhaven scientists and local elementary school teachers, based on scientific thought, creativity, thoroughness and clarity. Each student will receive a blue ribbon for representing his/her school in the fair. 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.

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

The schedule for May 15 is as follows:

9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Students will set up their projects in Berkner Hall.
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Judging. Students and parents will be asked to leave the area.
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Open House. Students and parents may view projects.
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Awards presentation for kindergarten.
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for first grade.
2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Awards presentation for second grade.
3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. - Awards presentation for third grade.
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Awards presentation for fourth grade.
3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m - Awards presentation for fifth grade.
3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Awards presentation for sixth grade.
All projects will be dismantled and taken home by 4 p.m.


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PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

School Town District

 

School, Town & District

 Academy of St. Joseph

Academy Street Elementary

Andrew Muller Primary

Babylon Memorial Grade Sch.

Barton Elementary

Bay Elementary

Bay Shore Middle School

Bellrose Avenue Elementary

Blue Point Elementary

Boyle Road Elementary

Branch Brook Elementary

Bretton Woods Elementary

Brookhaven Elementary

Burr Intermediate School

Canaan Elementary School

Cayuga Elementary

Charles E. Walters Elem.

Cherry Avenue Elementary

Chippewa Elementary

Clayton Huey Elementary

Clinton Avenue Elementary

Commack Middle School

Commack Road Elementary

Coram Elementary

Dickinson Avenue Elementary

Eagle Elementary School

Elwood Middle School

Emanuel Lutheran School

Eugene Auer Memorial School

Faith Academy

Fifth Avenue Elementary

Forest Avenue School

Forest Brook Elementary

Fort Salonga Elementary

Frank P. Long Intermediate

Gatelot Avenue Elementary

Grundy Avenue School

Hawkins Path Elementary

Helen B. Duffield Elementary

Hiawatha Elementary

Holbrook Road Elementary

Idle Hour Elementary School

Islip Middle School

James Wilson Young M.S.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy M.S.

John S. Hobart Elementary

Kreamer Street Elementary

La Salle Center

Lincoln Avenue Elementary

Lynwood Elementary

Mark Country Day School

Maud S. Sherwood Elem.

Medford Elementary

Merrimac Elementary

Miller Ave. Elementary School

Milton L. Olive Middle School

Nathaniel Woodhull

New Lane Elementary

Nokomis Elementary

North Coleman Road School

North Country Road M.S.

Norwood Avenue Elementary

Norwood Avenue Elementary

Ocean Avenue

Oldfield Middle School

Oregon Middle School

Our Lady of the Hamptons Regional Catholic School

Park Avenue School

Park View Elementary

Prince of Peace Regional Catholic School

Pulaski Road Elementary

Pulaski Street Elementary

Quogue Union Free School

Ridge Elementary

Riley Avenue Elementary

River Elementary

RJO Early Childhood Center

Santapogue Elementary

Saxton Middle School

Sayville Middle School

Smithtown Middle School

Sound Beach School

South Bay Elementary

South Ocean Middle School

Southdown Intermediate

St Patrick

St. Josephs School

Stagecoach Elementary

Sunrise Drive Elementary

Sycamore Avenue School

Sylvan Avenue Elementary

Tamarac School

Tecumseh Elementary

Terryville Elementary

The John Pearl School

The Laurel Hill School

The Pines Elementary

Tooker Avenue Elementary

Tremont Elementary

Verne W. Critz Primary School

Wading River Elementary

Waverly Avenue Elementary

Wenonah Elementary

West Babylon JHS

West Middle Island Elem.

William Floyd Elementary

William T. Rogers Middle Sch.

Brentwood

Bayport

Miller Place

Babylon

Patchogue

Patchogue

Bay Shore

East Northport

Blue Point

Port Jefferson Sta.

Smithtown

Hauppauge

Brookhaven

Commack

Patchogue

Lake Grove

Yaphank

West Sayville

Holtsville

Center Moriches

Port Jefferson Sta.

Commack

Islip

Coram

E. Northport

Medford

East Northport

Patchogue

Lake Grove

Farmingville

E. Northport

West Babylon

Smithtown

Northport

Bellport

Lake Ronkonkoma

Holbrook

Selden

Ronkonkoma

Lake Ronkonkoma

Centereach

Oakdale

Islip

Bayport

West Babylon

Port Jefferson Sta.

Shirley

Bellport

Oakdale

Sayville

Farmingville

Bay Shore

Islip

Patchogue

Holbrook

Shoreham

Wyandanch

Shirley

Selden

Holbrook

Centereach

Miller Place

Northport

Port Jefferson Sta.

Northport

Greenlawn

Medford

Southampton

Amityville

Kings Park

Sayville

East Northport

Riverhead

Quogue

Ridge

Calverton

Patchogue

Kings Park

West Babylon

Patchogue

Sayville

St. James

Miller Place

West Babylon

Patchogue

Huntington

Smithtown

Ronkonkoma

Selden

Sayville

Bohemia

Bayport

Holtsville

Farmingville

Port Jefferson Sta.

Bohemia

East Setauket

Smithtown

West Babylon

Medford

East Patchogue

Wading River

Holtsville

Lake Grove

West Babylon

Middle Island

Shirley

Kings Park

Private

Bayport - Blue Point

Miller Place

Babylon

Patchogue - Medford

Patchogue - Medford

Bay Shore

Northport - E. Northport

Bayport - Blue Point

Comsewogue

Smithtown

Hauppauge

South Country

Commack

Patchogue - Medford

Sachem

Longwood

Sayville

Sachem

Center Moriches

Comsewogue

Commack

Islip

Longwood

Northport - E. Northport

Patchogue - Medford

Elwood

Private

Middle Country

Private

Northport - E. Northport

West Babylon

Hauppauge

Kings Park

South Country

Sachem

Sachem

Middle Country

Connetquot

Sachem

Middle Country

Connetquot

Islip

Bayport - Blue Point

West Babylon

Comsewogue

William Floyd

South Country

Connetquot

Sayville

Sachem

Private

Islip

Patchogue - Medford

Sachem

Shoreham - Wading River

Wyandanch

William Floyd

Middle Country

Sachem

Middle Country

Miller Place

Northport - E. Northport

Comsewogue

Northport - E. Northport

Harborfields

Patchogue - Medford

Private

Amityville

Kings Park

Private

Northport - E. Northport

Riverhead

Quogue

Longwood

Riverhead

Patchogue - Medford

Kings Park

West Babylon

Patchogue - Medford

Sayville

Smithtown

Miller Place

West Babylon

Patchogue - Medford

Huntington

Private

Private

Middle Country

Sayville

Connetquot

Bayport - Blue Point

Sachem

Sachem

Comsewogue

Connetquot

Private

Hauppauge

West Babylon

Patchogue - Medford

South Country

Shoreham - Wading River

Sachem

Sachem

West Babylon

Longwood

William Floyd

Kings Park


1999 BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

 

KINDERGARTEN

WINNER

Maeve Dwyer
Ocean Avenue
Northport - E. Northport
How do Horseshoe Crabs Find their Way Home

HONORABLE MENTION

Justin Andrews
Eugene Auer Memorial School
Middle Country
Who is Boys Best Friend?

Kendall Connors
Ridge Elementary
Longwood
Do Plants Grow Better on Different Parts of Long Island?

Tyler Murphy
La Salle Center
Private
The Growth of Seeds

Emily Powers
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
How Heat and Cold Affect the Growth of Plants

Meghan Walsh
Lynwood Elementary
Sachem
Do Liquids Stain Teeth

 

FIRST GRADE

WINNER

Lucas Spector
Charles E. Walters Elementary
Longwood
What Will Work Best to Remove Gum From Hair?

HONORABLE MENTION

Zachary Augi
Bay Elementary Patchogue - Medford
What Does Tortoise Like to Eat

Mary Hallowell
Idle Hour Elementary
Connetquot
Fly Away Home

Steven Hesse
Boyle Road Elementary
Comsewogue
Dogs Versus Bowl Size

Michael Leun
Bretton Woods Elementary
Hauppaug
What is The Best Soil For Seeds to Grow in?

Alyssa Liguori
Ridge Elementary
Longwood
Is Water the Popping Secret?

Joanna Maroney & Jennifer Iorio
Tamarac School
Sachem
Keeping Food Cold

Katie OConnor
Academy of St. Joseph
Private
Do You Need a Beach to Make Beach Glass?

Kevin Waxman
Prince of Peace Regional
Private
Weather Station Catholic School

 

SECOND GRADE

WINNER

Amanda Brennan
Hiawatha Elementary
Sachem
Which Battery is Best?

HONORABLE MENTION

Nicole Blanco
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Comsewogue
What Best Protects An Egg That Drops?

Jesse DiLillo
Eugene Auer Memorial School
Middle Country
The Flight of a Paper Airplane

Matthew Cove
Dickinson Avenue
Northport - E. Northport
Root Growth

Brendan Dwyer
Ocean Avenue
Northport - E. Northport
The Secret Code of Fire Flies

Peter Gustafson & Gregory Chamberlain
Coram Elementary
Longwood
Battery Battles

Brittany Miller
The John Pearl School
Connetquot
How Much Junk Mail is Delivered to Our Homes

David O'Connor
Andrew Muller Primary
Miller Place
Hold the High Ground

Patrick Shelton
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
Float the Boat

Ariana Spiros & Julia Carson
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
The Effects of Common Pollutants on Plant Life

Garrett Stephens
Lincoln Avenue Elementary
Sayville
Acid or Base

Collin Zeffer
Andrew Muller Primary
Miller Place
Sound Barriers

 

THIRD GRADE

WINNER

David Swanson
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
What Will Make the Balloon Stick to the Wall the Longest Amount of Time?

HONORABLE MENTION

Greg Albert
Pulaski Road Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
Raindrops keep Falling On My Head - So How Big Are They?

Daniel Chiappetta
Academy of St. Joseph
Private
How Electricity Travels Through Various Liquid Solutions

Chris Heidelberger
Ocean Avenue
Northport - E. Northport
Air Temperature and How It Affects Sailing

Billy Keating
Mark Country Day School
Private
The Effect of Fertilizer on Plants

Amy Longpre
John S. Hobart Elementary
William Floyd
Will A Plant With A Mirror Across From A Window Grow Bigger Than Another.

Emily Lynch
Riley Avenue Elementary
Riverhead
Soil Retention Study

Rajeev Masson
Helen B. Duffield Elementary
Connetquot
How Big is a Drop?

Ryan Oertel
Dickinson Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
Color and Memory

Enrico Pagliocca
Tamarac School
Sachem
How Do Airplanes Fly

Jeremiah Serrano
Commack Road Elementary
Islip
Saving Humpty Dumpty

Christine Sheehan
La Salle Center
Private
The Solution to the Messy Iron Mystery

 

FOURTH GRADE

WINNER

Paola Capita
Commack Road Elementary
Islip
Does Aspirin Effect the Ability of a Seed to Germinate and Grow?

HONORABLE MENTION

Athena Aicher
Eagle Avenue Elementary
Patchogue - Medford
Corrosion in Water

Jean Bonavita
Santapogue Elementary
West Babylon
Color & Solar Energy

Tyler DeStefano
Branch Brook Elementary
Smithtown
Genetic Gerbil Colors

Vincent Dodge
Sound Beach School
Miller Place
What Drink Makes You Urinate More?

Jenna Ferrieri
Medford Elementary
Patchogue - Medford
As Red as a Lobster

Erin Finlay
Sunrise Drive Elementary
Sayville
Building With Triangles and Squares

Sean Flowers
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
Estimating Skills

Alexander Friend
John F. Kennedy
West Babylon
Do You See What I See?

Amy Marie Gaffney
South Bay Elementary
West Babylon
Do Vitamins Help Plants Grow?

Ben Haffner
Ocean Avenue
Northport - E. Northport
Seed Germination

Scott Mellynchuk
Cherry Avenue Elementary
Sayville
Is Seeing Believing?

Bryan Outsen
William Floyd Elementary
William Floyd
Video Games and How They Affect Heart Rate

Erika Schramm
Grundy Avenue School
Sachem
The Importance of Engineering With Spaghetti and Marshmallow

Alexander Selito
Boyle Road Elementary
Comsewogue
Acid Rain Where You Live

Jonathan Wibben
Park View Elementary
Kings Park
Do Gas Stations Affect the Soil Around Them?

 

FIFTH GRADE

WINNER

Jennifer Lee
John F. Kennedy
West Babylon
Mnemonics Vs. Memorization

HONORABLE MENTION

Carolyn Cuneo
Bellrose Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
An Experiment in Sidedness

Kristin DePace
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Northport - E. Northport
Does Your Toothpaste Really Work?

Emily Grun
Charles E. Walters Elementary
Longwood
How do Different Environments Effect Paint?

Megan Kellehen
Holbrook Road Elementary
Middle Country
How Many Hours Do You Need?

Matthew Laube
Chippewa Elementary
Sachem
How Far Do You Cough Your Germs?

Jessica Pauley
Idle Hour Elementary School
Connetquot
Detecting Vitamin C

Alycia Proios
Waverly Avenue Elementary
Sachem
I'm Tired of Sand (Playground Surfaces)

Kaitlin Reissig
West Middle Island Elementary
Longwood
Stopping Erosion

Travis Visco
Barton Elementary
Patchogue - Medford
Stride Length and Dinosaur Speed

Conor White
Bretton Woods Elementary
Hauppauge
Short Term Memory and Age

Nicole Zumpano
Eugene Auer Memorial Grade School
Middle Country
Fabric Awards

 

SIXTH GRADE

WINNER

Ashley Smith
Hauppauge Middle School
Hauppauge
Prepare for Impact

HONORABLE MENTION

Catherine Bautista
Elwood Middle School
Elwood
Is Your Favorite Orange a Sour or Sweet Talker?

Matthew Brink
Babylon Memorial Grade School
Babylon
Which Wood Glue is Strongest?

Sean Cully
Hiawatha Elementary
Sachem
Concrete for Noise Reduction - Is the Trade Off Worth It?

Steven Hupcher
William T. Rogers Middle School
Kings Park
The Smoker's Oxygen

Jessica Kershaw
Nathaniel Woodhull
William Floyd
What's Growing on Your Skin?

Caitlin Powell
St. Joseph's School
Private
The Effect of Electromagnetic Fields on Eremosphaera Algae Cells

Melanie Russell
South Ocean Middle School
Patchogue - Medford
Are Dandelions As Effective as Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics?

Andrew Steigbigel
Smithtown Middle School
Smithtown
Bacteria or No Bacteria?