May 3, 2001

For more information, contact:
Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347, or
Mona S. Rowe, 631 344-5056

Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven Lab, May 12

2001 BNL Elementary School Science Fair
 Schools Entered by District

Park Avenue School
Babylon Memorial Grade
Bayport-Blue Point
Academy Street Elementary
Blue Point Elementary
James Wilson Young Middle
Sylvan Avenue Elementary
Center Moriches
Clayton Huey Elementary
Burr Intermediate School
Commack Middle School
Boyle Road Elementary
Clinton Avenue Elementary
JFK Middle School
Norwood Elementary School
Terryville Road School
Cherokee Elementary
Helen B. Duffield Elementary
Idle Hour Elementary
John Pearl School
Sycamore Avenue School
Elwood Middle School
Half Hollow Hills
Paumanok Elementary
Hampton Bays
Hampton Bays Elementary
Bretton Woods Elementary
Forest Brook Elementary
Hauppauge Middle School
Pines Elementary
Commack Road Elementary
Islip Middle School
Maud S. Sherwood
Kings Park
Fort Salonga Elementary
Park View Elementary
RJO Intermediate
William T. Rogers Middle
Charles E. Walters
Coram Elementary
Ridge Elementary
West Middle Island
Middle Country
Eugene Auer Memorial
Hawkins Path School
Holbrook Road School
New Lane Elementary
Unity Drive Elementary
Miller Place
Andrew Muller Primary
North Country Road Middle
Sound Beach School
Northport-East Northport
Bellerose Avenue
Dickinson Avenue
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Norwood Avenue Elementary
Ocean Avenue School
Pulaski Road Elementary
Barton Elementary
Bay Elementary
Canaan Elementary
Eagle Elementary
Medford Elementary
Oregon Middle School
River Elementary
Saxton Middle School
South Ocean Middle School
Tremont Elementary
Academy of St. Joseph
Emanuel Lutheran School
Faith Academy
Harbor Country Day
Laurel Hill School
Our Lady of the Hamptons
Prince of Peace Regional
St. Mary School
St. Patrick School
St. Paul's Lutheran School
Aquebogue Elementary
Pulaski Street School
Riley Avenue School
Riverhead Middle School
Chippewa Elementary
Gatelot Avenue Elementary
Grundy Avenue Elementary
Hiawatha Elementary
Lynwood Avenue Elementary
Merrimac Elementary
Nokomis Elementary
Tamarac School
Tecumseh School
Waverly Avenue School
Wenonah Elementary
Cherry Avenue Elementary
Lincoln Avenue Elementary
Sayville Middle School
Sunrise Drive Elementary
Shoreham-Wading River
Miller Avenue Elementary
Wading River School
Branch Brook Elementary
Smithtown Middle School
St. James Elementary
South Country
Brookhaven Elementary
Frank P Long Intermediate
Kreamer Street Elementary
Verne W. Critz School
South Manor
Dayton Avenue School
West Babylon
Forest Avenue School
JFK Elementary
Santapogue Elementary
South Bay Elementary
Tooker Avenue School
West Babylon JHS
William Floyd
Nathaniel Woodhull
Martin Luther King

EVENT: BNL Elementary School Science Fair 

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2001, 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: A total of 110 Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2001 BNL Elementary School Science Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Some 488 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: "Is all dirt the same?" "Raising Raisins," "What makes a candle bright?" "Fractions of Faces," and "Will popcorn grow?" 

Brookhaven scientists and local elementary school teachers will judge the projects. Each student will receive a red 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. 

The schedule for May 12 is as follows: 
9 to 11 a.m. - Students will set up their projects in Berkner Hall. 
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Judging. The fair is closed to students and parents. 
1:30. to 4 p.m. - Open House. Students and parents may view projects. 
2:15 to 2:30 p.m. - Awards presentation for kindergarten. 
2:30 to 2:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for first grade. 
2:45 to 3 p.m. - Awards presentation for second grade. 
3 to 3:15 p.m. - Awards presentation for third grade. 
3:15 to 3:30 p.m. - Awards presentation for fourth grade. 
3:30 to 3:45 p.m. - Awards presentation for fifth grade. 
3:45 to 4 p.m. - Awards presentation for sixth grade. 
All projects will be dismantled and taken home by 4:15 p.m. 

The U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. The Laboratory is operated by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership led by Stony Brook University and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

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