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News Release

Number: 03-32
Released: May 5, 2003
Contact: Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

2003 Elementary School Science Fair
at Brookhaven Lab, May 10

EVENT: Elementary School Science Fair

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Lab is located on William Floyd Parkway, one-and-a-half miles north of Exit 68 of the LI Expressway.

DETAILS: Over 100 Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2003 BNL Elementary School Science Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Some 485 science projects, created by over 500 children ranging in age from kindergarten through grade 6, will compete in the fair. (See list of participating schools.)

The student projects will include experiments, demonstrations, charts, diagrams or collections with a scientific objective. Here is a sampling of titles: "Oxidation’s Creations,” "Seven Day Bananas" and "Does Music Affect Math?”

Brookhaven scientists and local elementary school teachers will judge the projects. Each student will receive a ribbon for representing his/her school in the fair. First-prize medals will be awarded, one for each grade level, and honorable mention medals 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. All visitors age 16 and older must bring a photo ID to be admitted to the Laboratory site.

The schedule for May 10 is as follows:

  • 9 - 11 a.m. - Students will set up their projects in Berkner Hall.
  • 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Judging. The fair is closed to students and parents.
  • 1:30 - 4 p.m. - Open House. Students and parents may view projects.
  • 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Awards presentation for kindergarten.
  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for first grade.
  • 2:45 - 3 p.m. - Awards presentation for second grade.
  • 3 - 3:15 p.m. - Awards presentation for third grade.
  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Awards presentation for fourth grade.
  • 3:30 - 3:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for fifth grade.
  • 3:45 - 4 p.m. - Awards presentation for sixth grade.

All projects will be dismantled and taken home by 4:15 p.m.

School Districts Represented in
2003 BNL Elementary School Science Fair

Amagansett Amityville
Babylon
Bayport-Blue Point
Brentwood
Center Moriches
Commack
Comsewogue
Connetquot
East Islip

Elwood
Hauppauge
Islip
Kings Park
Longwood
Miller Place
Northport-East Northport
Patchogue-Medford
Port Jefferson

Sachem
Sayville
Shoreham-Wading River
Smithtown
South Country
West Babylon
William Floyd
Riverhead

Private schools

Academy of St. Joseph
Emanuel Lutheran School
Faith Academy
Harbor Country Day
Home school
Laurel Hill School
Our Lady of the Hamptons
Prince of Peace Regional
St. Paul’s Lutheran School
St. Patrick’s School