Even though the number of students participating in Quarryville Elementary School's annual science fair was down this year, the event was still a success.Twenty-five students in third through fifth grade submitted projects on Tuesday, May 20. The projects were on display in the multi-purpose room and parents got a chance to see them that night.
The overall grand champion of the science fair was Kayla Schneider, a fourth-grade student in Dan Hutchinson's class. Her project was entitled "What is the Dissolution Rate of Different Brands of Lactose Tablets?" For her experiment, she was trying to determine which lactose tablet would be best to use in treating lactose intolerance.
The overall reserve grand champion was Tiffany Shrom, a fourth-grader in Hutchinson's class. Her project was entitled "What Light Source Generates the Most Energy in a Solar Panel?" She was trying to determine which light source produces the most energy and found that sun could be used as an alternative to fossil fuels.
In third grade, Jessica Rudick exhibited the champion project and Julia Wilson won reserve champion. In fifth grade, Nicholas Smith exhibited the champion project and Chris McDonald exhibited the reserve project. Smith, Ryan Walton, Lauren Little, and Morgan Myer were also awarded for participating in the science fair for three years.
Fifth-grade teacher Gerald Boyd coordinates the science fair every year..