Phoenixville, PA – On Saturday, January 27th, Renaissance Academy (RA) hosted its 2018 Science Fair. Participating in the fair, which encourages students to conduct original scientific research, were young RA scientists from grades four through seven. These inspired students used scientific method and creativity to analyze and display the results and final conclusions from their experiments.
The 2018 RA Science Fair winners are as follows:
4th Grade Individual Divison:
1st Place – Flynn Roulstone with "How Gears Work"2nd Place – Pearlyn Sathish
4th Grade Team Divison:
1st Place – Abrinav Shrirang and Carter Meyers with "Hilarious Hydroponics"
5th Grade Individual Divison:
1st Place – Aadit Bontha with "Simple Wireless Power"2nd Place – Kayla Zimmerman3rd Place – Hattee Haddock
5th Grade Team Division:
1st Place – Danika Gahr, Ava Salamone, and Gabby Andreoni with "Which activator is best for slime?"2nd Place – Reem Radwane and Mary Grace Cruz3rd Place – Kayla Gakuru, Audrey Tresnan, and Alegra Serrano
6th Grade Team Division:
1st Place – Pranav Shrirang and Tanish Tangri with "Smart Gum"2nd Place – Elisa Frasch and Keaira DeRise
7th Grade Individual Division:
1st Place – Haydon Haddock with "Five Layers of Liquid"
Kimberly Wheeles, teacher at RA and organizer of the event, said that the science fair is one of her favorite traditions during the school year. "This year, we had some really impressive science projects presented! All of these students worked outside of school on top of their other responsibilities and it’s evident that they have a love of science. I am always impressed to see how creative the students are and impressed with how motivated the students are to share their projects."
All 1st and 2nd place team projects along with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place individual projects will be moving on to represent RA at the Chester County Science Fairs in March. The winners from fourth and fifth grade will participate in the Jonas Salk Fair on March 14, 2018 at the Parkesburg Point Youth Center in Parkesburg, PA. Sixth through twelfth grades winners will move on the Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams Fair which will be held on March 13, 2018 also at the Parkesburg Point Youth Center.
The Renaissance Academy is a fully-accredited, tuition free, award-winning, college prep, charter school for students in grades K-12 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The academy currently educates approximately 1060 students from over 20 surrounding school districts. Its challenging curriculum was designed to encourage students to think objectively and to approach life thoughtfully and creatively. For more information, visit www.rak12 org.