Eighth-graders in the science research class at Howard T. Herber Middle
School are participating in the Long Island Science & Engineering
Fair, Inc.’s Middle School Fair, as well as the more local Nassau County
Science Fair. Open to students in grades 6-8, LISEF promotes excellence
in science inquiry and discovery in Long Island schools. Under the
guidance of teacher Shannon Kelly, this is the second year that students
will be competing in the competition.
Students recently held a practice session, where they explained their
projects to various visitors including teachers, administrators and
peers. Project topics included: which wax melts fastest; generating
electricity through electromagnetism; efficacy of green cleaning
products; and the absorption of sponges.