17 Mar SEA Students Participate in City-wide Science Fair
A big congratulations to SEA students Qaadhi (grade 4), Abdur-Rahman (grade 5), Qaasim (grade 6), and Saami (grade 6) for receiving awards at the George Washington Carver Science Fair last month! And a hearty good luck to Amatu-Allah (grade 7) who will be presenting in the higher grades portion of the science fair this month!
Students at SEA Philly have the chance to participate in several different programs, including entering a project in the city-wide George Washington Carver Science Fair. The fair takes place each Spring, and this year, students in a range of grades (4-7) entered projects. In Mid-February, the 4-6th grade students presented their projects at the Drexel Academy of Natural Sciences in Center City; the 7th grade students present their projects in mid-March.
In fourth grade, Qaadhi tested the ability of different building materials to withstand erosion in salt- and fresh-water conditions. He placed second! In sixth grade, Qaasim studied the effect of different pH’s on dentures over time – he placed third. Sixth grader Saami received an honorable mention for his project comparing the value of frozen versus delivery pizza by studying calories, nutrition content, and ingredient weight compared to the pizza size. Fifth grade student Abdur-Rahman also received an award for his project studying the shape of a fin and how it contributes to a submarine’s ability to swim in a straight line. Our seventh grade student Amatu-Allah will be presenting a project in which she determines the ideal force necessary to kick a soccer ball into the goal.
We are very proud of all our students for their effort and their dedication to their projects. Each year they impress us with their creativity and ideas. We look forward to next year!