From 'Bad Boys, Bad Boys' to 'Nitrogen KNO3ckdown': Winning Projects at Brookhaven Lab's 2016 Elementary School Science Fair

UPTON, NY — More than 500 science projects from 125 Suffolk County schools were entered into the 2016 Elementary School Science Fair. The Fair, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and coordinated by the Lab's Office of Educational Programs, was held at the Laboratory on May 7.  Brookhaven scientists, engineers, technical staff, 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 "Canines and Colors" to "Bacteria Town." 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:

Charlotte Keyes, kindergarten, Verne W. Critz School, South Country School District, "Fast Food."

Greg Ross, first grade, Tangier Smith Elementary School, William Floyd School District, "Egg Count."

Ava Grimley, second grade, Fort Salonga Elementary, Kings Park School District, "Oh! The Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!"

Dylan Fitzpatrick, third grade, Fort Salonga Elementary, Kings Park School District, "Polly Wants a Cracker?"

Joseph Malossi, fourth grade, Cherry Avenue Elementary, Sayville School District, "Turn the Bean Around."

Emily Denton, fifth grade, Sylvan Avenue Elementary School, Bayport-Blue Point School District, "Bad Boys, Bad Boys."

Dan Stark, sixth grade, East Quogue Elementary School, East Quogue, "Nitrogen KNO3ckdown!"

More information on Brookhaven Lab's educational programs.

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