Fort Worth ISD held the Elementary Science Investigative Fair on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center. First place winners from all 83 elementary campuses were represented at the competition, including winners from Manuel Jara Elementary.
We are pleased to announce that our 5th grade group project won 1st place at the Elementary Science Investigative Fair this year! The project was completed by students Kevin Saldivar, Jorge Puebla, and Edgar Puente from Ms. Compton’s Language Center classroom. The students were in attendance to receive their awards!
The students’ project was called “Grease or No Grease”. The project’s purpose was to found out which brand of potato chips contain the most and least grease. The students crushed potato chips on graph paper to record their data.
When talking with the three winners, they agreed that they were successful because they “worked as a team and helped each other” throughout the process. “I had butterflies in my stomach when they called our names!” Kevin exclaimed when asked how he felt when the team learned they had won. “I felt successful and happy,” Jorge added. Jorge, Kevin, and Edgar would like to say a special thank you to their teacher, Ms. Compton, “She is the best teacher we have ever had,” the boys exclaimed.
This experience has influenced our winning team in a positive way. All three young men would like to pursue a career in science when they grow up. Kevin has ambitions of becoming an astronaut, while Jorge dreams of becoming a doctor, and Edgar is striving to be a great scientist!
The project, “Grease or No Grease”, will be on display at the Fort Worth Science Museum May 18 – 20, 2012. Kevin, Jorge, Edgar, and their families will also be attending a banquet the same weekend to celebrate their success with other 1st place winners from the district.
Congratulations to ALL of the Investigative Fair winners and participants! You have made MJE very proud!