SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Balloons filled by the carbon dioxide off gas of dry ice , fluorescent rocks, chaotic pendulums and some funky odd colorful plastic creation called “gak”, were only a few of many interactive experiments on display at The McGinn School Science Fair this past Saturday.

What started 8 years ago as a parent run event, has evolved into a student dominated Science Fair with 16 student experiments and 10 parent volunteers.

Greg Hughes, a McGinn parent and Merck chemist was responsible for organizing and steering the event, along with his wife, who suggested more student involvement over the years.

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“What this is about is supporting kids with a chance to use scientific experiments as a means to think critically about the world around them,” said Hughes.