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Baking soda, Pop Rocks, and potatoes. Those are just a few of the ingredients used by students at J.E.B. Stuart Elementary to show off their science skills at the school’s annual April science fair on April 2.

The science fair included various projects including, how matter can change forms, how potatoes can generate power, and how to inflate a balloon using baking soda and vinegar. The students also showcased their scientific investigation skills by going through a step-by-step process to find a solution to their questions and proposed hypotheses.

Students in grades K-2 competed in as a class in the classroom project category while students in grades 3-5 competed as individuals in the research, experiment, and invention categories.

Donnesha Brewer-Rollins demonstrates to the judges how to inflate a balloon by using only baking soda and vinegar.

Donnesha Brewer-Rollins demonstrates to the judges how to inflate a balloon by using only baking soda and vinegar.

Fort Lee soldiers with the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion Unit served as judges for the science fair. Winners will be awarded a trophy during the End of the Year Awards Program.

Congratulations to of all the winners!

K-2 Classroom Groups

1st-Ms. Potter, 2nd-Mr. Correa, 3rd- Ms.Watters

Grades 3-5

Research Category 1st – Sincere Harrison, 2nd – Aniya Stith, 3rd – Kaleb Getachew

Experiment Category 1st – Donnesha Brewer-Rollins, 2nd- Damarion Depeaza, 3rd – Martin Orellana

Invention Category 1st – Dontrell Gregory-Smith, 2nd – Jordan Alston, 3rd – Jaelyn Barham