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Number: 1639

For release on May 7, 2014, 7:30:00 AM

Contacts: Jane Koropsak, (631) 344-4909 or Peter Genzer, (631) 344-3174

Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab's 2014 Elementary School Science Fair

From 'Hot and Cold Melodies' to 'Bon Appatweet'

UPTON, NY — More than 500 science projects from 120 Suffolk County schools were entered into the 2014 Elementary School Science Fair. The Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, supported by Brookhaven Science Associates (the company that manages the Laboratory for DOE), and coordinated by the Lab's Office of Educational Programs, was held at the Laboratory on May 3. Brookhaven scientists, engineers, and technical staff, as well as volunteers from the Long Island Matrix of Science and Technology and teachers from local elementary schools, judged the projects.

In addition to the first-place winners (listed below), selected students received honorable mention for projects that ranged from the best length for making paper airplanes fly to how distractions affect learning and memory. ["http://www.bnl.gov/education/static/scienceFair/linkableFiles/results/2014ScienceFairResults.pdf">A list of students receiving honorable mention  (.pdf) can be found on the Lab's Office of Educational Programs website.

The first-place winners are:

Ava Grimley, kindergarten, Fort Salonga Elementary School, Kings Park School District, "Bon Appatweet"

 

Kyle Wozniak, first grade, Fort Salonga Elementary School, Kings Park School District, "Dogs: Right Pawed or Left Pawed?"

 

Lia Edlin-Miller, second grade, Dickinson Avenue Elementary School, Northport/East Northport School District, "Do the Eyes Tell All?"

 

Grant Faber, third grade, Forest Brook Elementary School, Hauppauge School District, "Practice, Practice, Practice"

 

Evan Como, fourth grade, Sunrise Drive Elementary School, Sayville School District, "Slosh, Roll and Slide: How the movability of a vehicle's load affects its speed"

 

Hannah Fioramonti, fifth grade, Pines Elementary School, Hauppauge School District, "Hot and Cold Melodies"

 

Kendall Stedman, sixth grade, Montauk Public School, Montauk School District, "The Heart of Music"

 

For more information on Brookhaven Lab's educational programs: ["http://www.bnl.gov/education/">http://www.bnl.gov/education/