The Old Forge sixth-grade gifted students class worked on two different projects this year. The first project was to conduct a neuroscience experiment related to right- and left-hand dominance. The students conducted a survey by using a questionnaire and then organized the data. They were able to report their data by using a pie chart and graph on the computer as well as writing their first basic science lab report.
The second project the students worked on was planning and designing a swinging arm trebuchet-style catapult to launch various type of materials. The students measured and reported the distance each item traveled as well as discussed and compared their observations. The catapult project was made possible by the National 4-H Curriculum.
From left: Ian Bialkowski, Stone Cordiano, Joey Solfanelli, Ian Charnetski, Tyler Zamerowski and moderator Patricia Warunek.