2009 Elementary School Science Fair at Brookhaven Lab, May 2

EVENT: Elementary School Science Fair

WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The best times to cover the event with access to the most students are from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. No students will be available during judging, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 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: One hundred twelve Suffolk County schools will participate in the 2009 BNL Elementary School Science Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory. Nearly 500 science projects, created by 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: “Go Green, Save Green,” “Packing for Posture” and “Who Cut the Cheese?” Brookhaven scientists and local elementary school teachers will team up to judge the projects.

The schedule for May 2 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. - Kindergarten awards presentation
  • 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. – First-grade awards presentation
  • 2:45 - 3 p.m. – Second-grade awards presentation
  • 3 - 3:15 p.m. – Third-grade awards presentation
  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. – Fourth-grade awards presentation
  • 3:30 - 3:45 p.m. – Fifth-grade awards presentation
  • 3:45 - 4 p.m. – Sixth-grade awards presentation

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

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. Media representatives who plan to attend the event should notify Diane Greenberg, 631 344-2347 or greenb@bnl.gov.

2009 Elementary School Science Fair Participating Schools by District


Amagansett School


Babylon Memorial Grade School

Bay Shore

Bay Shore Middle School
St. Peters by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School

Bayport-Blue Point

Academy Street Elementary School
Blue Point Elementary School
James Wilson Young Middle School
Sylvan Avenue Elementary School


East Kindergarten Center
East Middle School
Southeast Elementary

Central Islip

A. T. Morrow Elementary School


Burr Intermediate School
Commack Middle School


Boyle Road Elementary School
Clinton Avenue Elementary School<
John F. Kennedy Middle School
Norwood Avenue Elementary School
Terryville Elementary School


Cherokee Street Elementary School
Helen B. Duffield Elementary
Idle Hour Elem. School
Sycamore Avenue School

East Islip

Connetquot Elementary School
The Academy for Higher Education

East Moriches

East Moriches Elementary School

East Quogue

East Quogue Elementary School

Eastport/South Manor

Dayton Avenue Elementary School
Eastport Elementary School
South Street School


Elwood Middle School


Bretton Woods Elementary School
Forest Brook Elementary School
Hauppauge Middle School
Pines Elementary School


Jefferson Primary School
Southdown Intermediate School


Commack Road Elementary School
Sherwood Elementary School

Kings Park

Fort Salonga Elementary
Park View Elementary School
RJO Intermediate School
William T. Rogers Middle School


West Gates Avenue Elementary School


Charles E. Walters Elementary School
Coram Elementary School
Ridge Elementary
West Middle Island Elementary School


Cutchogue East Elementary School

Middle Country

Hawkins Path Elementary School
New Lane Elementary School

Miller Place

Laddie A. Decker Sound Beach School

Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai Elementary School

North Babylon

Belmont Elementary School
Marion G. Vedder Elementary School
Parliament Place Elementary School
William E. DeLuca
Woods Road Elementary School

Northport/East Northport

Bellerose Avenue Elementary School
Dickinson Avenue Elementary School
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Norwood Avenue School
Ocean Avenue School
Pulaski Road Elementary School


Tremont Elementary School
Canaan Elementary School


Emanuel Lutheran School
Ivy League School
Our Lady of the Hamptons
Prince of Peace Regional Catholic School
Raynor Country Day School
St. Pauls Lutheran School
The Laurel Hill School
West Sayville Christian School


Aquebogue Elementary
Phillips Avenue Elementary School
Pulaski Street School
Riley Avenue Elementary School
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School

Rocky Point

Frank J Carasiti Elementary School


Cayuga Elementary School
Chippewa Elementary School
Gatelot Avenue Elementary School
Grundy Avenue School
Hiawatha Elementary School<
Lynwood Avenue Elementary
Merrimac School
Nokomis Elementary School
Tamarac Elementary School
Tecumseh School
Waverly Avenue School
Wenonah Elementary School


Cherry Avenue Elementary
Lincoln Avenue Elementary
Sunrise Drive Elementary School

Shoreham-Wading River

Miller Avenue Elementary School<
Wading River School


Branch Brook Elementary
St. James Elementary School

South Country

Brookhaven Elementary School
Frank P. Long School
Kreamer Street Elementary School


Southold Elementary School

West Babylon

Forest Avenue Elementary School
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Santapogue Elementary School
South Bay Elementary School
West Babylon Junior High School

West Islip

Beach Street Middle School

Westhampton Beach

Westhampton Beach Elementary School

William Floyd

Tangier Smith Elementary School
William Floyd Middle School

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