Curiosity + Experimentation = Annual Science Fair

Lilly Isit's prjects pondered the age old question: How are crystals made?

Lilly Isit's prjects pondered the age old question: How are crystals made? Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Julia Randall Elementary School hosted its annual science fair earlier this month with a huge turnout of students, parents, friends and visiting teachers from other schools.

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Ellie Hubbard explains her science project: Do people with similar genetic traits have similar fingerprints?

The projects on display ranged from smoking volcanos, to an award-winning presentation asking the intriguing question: Do people with similar genetic traits have similar fingerprints? Surprisingly enough, the answer is yes, their fingerprints have some similar characteristics, but they never match completely.

Another interesting question concerned the rotation of the earth and does it cause water to rotate in the opposite direction depending on whether or not you are in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere? The answer is no, water spins down a drain in the same direction regardless of where you are located.

An offbeat questions was: Can I smell what’s in a container by the smell of the container? A resounding yes, is the answer.

Thank you to all who attended in support of the science students at JRE, and congratulations to the students for their fine efforts.

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