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2018 Keene Fourth Grade Science Fair

Some of Keene’s young future scientists recently showed their new-found knowledge and demonstrated their presentation skills at the City’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant on Saturday, May 5, as the City of Keene held its annual Fourth Grade Water Science Fair.  To get to the City Fair, students first had to place in the top few at water science fairs at Franklin, Fuller, Symonds and Wheelock elementary schools.  In all, approximately 110 Keene students participated in this year’s fairs.  The top three projects from the City Fair advanced to the NH State Water Science Fair which was held Wednesday, May 9 in Plymouth.
 
Alaria Clauss of Fuller School took home first place at both the City and State fairs with her project “How Diapers Absorb Water”.  Jack Quarry of Wheelock School took 3rd place in the City Fair and 2nd at the State event with his project comparing hard water and soft water, “Suds: The Hard and Soft of It”.   Emma Petrovich of Symonds School took 2nd at the City Fair and received an Honorable Mention at the State Fair with her project “How Location Affects the Quality of Pond Water”.  Lucy Timmer and Landon Clace, both of Fuller School, tied for 4th place at the City Fair with their respective projects, “Water Density and Body Composition” and “Thermal Expansion of Water”.  Honorable Mentions were awarded at the City Fair to Evan Fitzpatrick of Fuller School “How Do Hydraulics Work?” and Emma Rae St. Arnauld of Wheelock School “Can it Float?”, and Owen Giles of Franklin School was awarded Judges Choice for “Devil’s Triangle: A Theory.”
 
The City of Keene Fourth Grade Water Science fairs are generously supported by many organizations, including the following which donated prizes to the 2018 science fairs:  Ace Rental, Colonial Theater,  Keene Family YMCA, Keene Swamp Bats, Kev’s Kayaks, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens, Mariposa Museum and World Culture Center, MoCo Arts, Montshire Science Museum, New Hampshire Dance Institute, One Stop Country Pet, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, Savings Bank of Walpole, The Works Bakery Café, Toadstool Bookstore in Keene, City of Keene Department of Parks and Recreation and City of Keene Department of Public Works.  The Keene Swamp Bats have also designated Friday, June 22 as Fourth Grade Water Science Fair Night and have provided family passes to all area 4th graders who participated in the Water Science Fairs.
 
The Water and Wastewater Divisions of the City of Keene’s Department of Public Works have been organizing fourth grade water science fairs in Keene elementary schools since 1997.

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