POSTED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:15pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 12:19pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — On Thursday, March 1, students at Shenandoah Elementary started their annual science fair.
Third, fourth, and fifth grade students have been working on their projects for several months.
First, they worked with their teachers to come up with a subject they're interested in. Then, they work at home with their families to continue the learning process.
Organizers tell us science fairs are great for the students to grow and learn by hands on experience.
"They give children the opportunity to share what they have learned, to be proud of what they have done, and to take ownership for their work,” Kathrin Mundinger, teacher, explained. “It's great to have professionals come in and judge them and to motivate them to continue to be scientific thinkers."
About fifteen winners will be chosen.
Students have the chance to go see all the work today and they'll have the chance to vote on what they think is the coolest project.