From May 20th - 22nd, our 7th and 8th grade students will be at James Madison University to present their science research at the Virginia Junior Academy of Science annual symposium. 27 students submitted their papers to the academy for adjudication, and all 27 of them were selected for oral presentations (another level of adjudication) at the symposium. 100% success!
Over the course of the school year, each student designs, conducts, and reports on a scientific experiment in one of the following categories: Animal and Human Science, Chemical Science, Ecology/Earth Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Human Behavior, Physical Science, and Plant Sciences and Microbiology.
Our students' work is represented in each of the seven categories. Their topics ranged from "The Effect of Heating on Vitamin C" to "The Effect of USDA 'My Plate' Guidelines on Adolescent Meal Choice" to "The Effect of the Carbon:Nitrogen Ratio of Organic Materials on the Interior Temperature of Compost."
Best of luck to all of our students and the students from the other 33 participating middle and high schools across the state. You are well-prepared for this moment!