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Three Northport-East Northport Students and Two Comsewogue Students Among Top Winners in Brookhaven Lab's 2006 Elementary School Science Fair

UPTON, NY - Three students from the Northport-East Northport Union Free School District and two students from the Comsewogue Union Free School District took first-place for different grade-categories in Brookhaven National Laboratory's 2006 Elementary School Science Fair. The other first-place winners included students from Eastport/South Manor Central School District and Faith Academy, a private school in Farmingville.

Some 517 projects created by over 600 students from 118 Suffolk County schools were entered in the contest. The diverse projects ranged from a kindergartner's experiment to find out "How Many Dunks Can You Get Out of a Chocolate Chip Cookie?" to a sixth-grader's investigation to find the answer to the question, "Does Yeast Cause a Banana to Decompose?" Brookhaven Lab scientists and local elementary school teachers judged the projects, based on scientific thought, creativity, thoroughness, and clarity.

Each of the seven first-place winners was awarded a medal, and banners were awarded to their schools. The first-place winners for each grade category are named with their projects, schools, and school districts below:

2006 Elementary School Science Fair Winners

Kindergarten - Olivia Paquet
"Do Different Apples Have the Same Number of Seeds?"
Pulaski Road Elementary School
Northport-East Northport Union Free School District
High-res image of Olivia

First grade - Julia Tuohy
"3, 2, 1. . . Lift Off"
Terryville Elementary School
Comsewogue Union Free School District
High-res image of Julia

Second grade - Aidan Dwyer
"Best Parachute"
Ocean Avenue Elementary School
Northport-East Northport Union Free School District
High-res image of Aidan

Third grade - Timothy Tan
"What Colors are Quickly Recognized by the Human Eye?"
Faith Academy
Private School - Farmingville
High-res image of Timothy

Fourth grade - Lilah Doris
"Bounce or No Bounce"
Dickinson Avenue Elementary School
Northport-East Northport Union Free School District
High-res image of Lilah

Fifth grade - Peter Bruschi
"Whew! I'm Winded. The Lung Capacity Test"
Clinton Avenue Elementary School
Comsewogue Union Free School District
High-res image of Peter

Sixth grade - Mathew Barnes
"The Effects of Black and White and Color Images on Short-Term Memory"
Dayton Avenue Elementary School
Eastport/South Manor Central School District
High-res image of Mathew

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