Laurence Manning Academy student Alice Turner shows the second-place trophy she was awarded at the South Carolina Independent School Association Science Fair. The fair was held April 9 at the Sumter County Civic Center. Turner specifically took second place in the general science section of the senior division.
“These students are to be congratulated for their practical applications of the scientific method,” SCISA Executive Director Dr. Spencer Jordan. “The caliber of the entries indicates the amount of work all of the students put into their projects.”
The SCISA State Science Fair was open to students in the following age divisions:
· Elementary – grades 3 through 5
· Junior – grades 6 through 8
· Senior – grades 9 through 12.
Each division had seven categories: biological science, physical science, computer/math, behavioral, interdisciplinary team project, invention/engineering, and general science.
Judging criteria included technical correctness, aesthetic quality, theory, feasibility, effort, and scientific methods. Approximately 142 projects were judged at the state science fair.
The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of more than 120 independent schools serving more than 37,000 teachers and students.