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Franklin Park School Holds Annual Science Fair

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - Over 600 parents and students gathered May 24, for the chance to explore some of the many wonders of science. 

"It was exceptional to walk amongst the crowds of students watching them interact with science and technology in a hands-on and minds-on way," Franklin Park School (FPS) Principal Nicole Sury said. "As we like to say, it was a great day for Science at FPS!”

FPS Science Specialist Emily Amon and Deborah Walczyk worked with other staff members and parent volunteers to ensure the science fair was a success. 

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Parents and students had many different stations they could visit to get hands-on scientific experience. 

"It was truly motivating to watch as parents were able to actively engage in some of the wonderful technology that Franklin Park School has to offer including Smart Board games, Kahoot games, Smart Table games and exciting coding opportunities," First Grade Teacher Gloria Niebergall said. 

Attendees also had the chance to witness a flash mob, hear a speech on the importance of coding, and STEAM. 

"The evening started off with a speech by Alyssa Wells-Lewis, a former FPS student, and a member of this year’s graduating class at FHS," FPS Teacher of the Year Emily Amon said. "She spoke about the importance of following your dreams and having girls in science and technology. Following the speech, there was a flash mob, performed by the 3rd and 4th-grade students who attended the fair as well as teachers and administrators. This was all part of the theme of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math." 

The 747 High School Robotics Team of Central Jersey volunteered to show off "Sully" the robot.

Parents and students also had the chance to test out their engineering skills during an egg drop competition. 

"The egg drop challenge was a highlight of the night as students engineering and design skills were explored by creating packages that would keep an egg from cracking as teachers Lindsay Sena and Paul Walczyk dropped their designs from the school's roof," Fourth Grade Teacher Lindsay Sena said. 

Many of the science projects could be enjoyed by children and parents of all ages and abilities. 

"Open-ended activities like the ones here allow children to explore an activity at their own pace," Third Grade Teacher Robyn Becker said. "While children test and explore, they begin to realize that some experiments will work while others do not. This is not only critical to the learning process but we’ve proven to them that it can also be fun! I saw so many smiles at my station while the kids were actively working alone, with partners, siblings, or parents to complete a DIY Marble Run!"

Members of the FPS community got together to explore the joy of science. 

"The Science Fair was an absolute success," FPS Teacher Madlen Rizkalla said. "The students and parents were thoroughly engaged and were truly enjoying their time spent together there. It is so wonderful seeing our staff and community coming together to learn and to have fun. You could see the excitement in the students’ eyes when they were going through each activity. Mrs. Walczyk and Ms. Amon, our resident scientists truly made it a MAGICAL night!"

"Thank you to everyone (FPS staff, students, and custodians) who participated in the event and most importantly our very own Science & Technology Guru's: Mrs. Deborah Walczyk, Ms. Emily Amon, and Mrs. Gloria Niebergall," Vice Principal Nikkii Tatum said. "Your dedication and hard work in making this event a success is greatly appreciated. The FPS students and their families had an awesome time!"

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