Young Scientists Shine at Timber Drive
By Chris Gosek
Timber Drive Elementary recently held its annual Science Fair, with young scientists from the third, fourth, and fifth grade levels being recognized for their excellent work on their submitted projects.
For the fair, each child was asked to present either an experiment, a model, or a demonstration on any subject that had been touched on so far this school year in their science classes. A great variety of topics were addressed in the projects, as students showed their knowledge of insects, liquids, sound, air pressure, increasing muscle mass, energy, and countless other areas of science.
Kiernan O’Neil, a third grader from Ms. Younts class, will move on to represent Timber Drive at the regional science fair competition in Raleigh this March, as he was named overall “Best of Show,” for his presentation called “Analyzing Rocks on Mars.” Another of Ms. Younts’ students, Allison McIntyre won first place in the “Experiments” category, for her project “Fruits to Dye For.” Two other third graders took home second and third place honors in this category, as Lucy Caraballo and Jack Montgomery from Ms. Hammond’s class finished second and third respectively. Maggie Davis, from Ms. Ferrari’s fifth grade class, was the first place winner for “Models or Demonstrations,” as she showed her project “Amazing Energy.” Representing Mr. Daniels’ fifth grade class, Kayla Paul was the runner up in “Models and Demonstrations,” while third grader Lilyan Reed finished up in third.