The George Washington Carver Science Fair is the city-wide science extravaganza that brings together students from throughout the public and parochial school systems in a cut-throat competition. We're not talking about baking soda volcanoes. More like Diet Coke and Mentos. This is real science, with controls, hypotheses, and yes...data. Winners at Carver progress to the Delaware Valley Science Fair.
Henry's science Teacher, Christine Jenson, has worked with parents and teachers over the past couple years to expand Henry's in-school science fair, the winners of which move on to the city-wide Carver Fair. All students in grades 3 through 8 are required to complete a project for the in-school fair.
For the city-wide fair held back in March, Henry 5th grader Lydia S. earned a second place standing in the Carver Fair, Physical Science division, for her project, "Shout Out or Oximagic." Honorable mentions came to Tara A. for "Electric Current," and to Angela D. for "Green Thumb Plant Food."
Then there's eighth grader Samantha T ., who walked away with first place in the middle school Consumer Science division with her outstanding project, "Detergent dilemma."
The Henry science fair also attracted close to 30 volunteer judges from throughout the area. Parents with backgrounds in science, along with folks otherwise unaffiliated with Henry, came into the school to judge the projects and talk to students about their projects.