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Green Chimneys School Celebrates Budding Scientists

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January 14, 2014

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How can an egg bounce? Can chicks breathe inside their shells? What makes the best tasting cookie? These are just a few of the questions answered by our young scientists at last week’s Green Chimneys School - Clearpool Campus Science Fair.

Curious middle school students selected a wide range of experiments and discovery projects to explain – and sometimes disprove – the how and why of everyday products and scientific processes. From studying the purpose of an egg’s porous shell to building an effective hovercraft, students tested hypotheses through trial and error and reported on carefully measured results. Even the experiments that didn't bring predicted results became a valuable learning experience, allowing students to analyze the process and what caused the outcome.

The month-long projects were part of the inquiry-based science curriculum at Green Chimneys School where age-appropriate lab experiments are incorporated into all science classes. Middle school grades 5-8 use Green Chimneys’ environmentally rich campus environment to investigate all living things, both plant and animal, as they become familiar with the scientific method. Students are also encouraged to explore the physical sciences as they discover the characteristics, properties and chemical composition of all forms of matter.

Meet a few of our budding scientists:

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