From the Alexander Hamilton Science Fair

Budding scientist Emily Vigilante, an Alexander Hamilton fourth-grader with Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.

Budding scientist Emily Vigilante, an Alexander Hamilton fourth-grader, with Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.

Someday if Emily Vigilante leads an expedition to Mars or cures the common cold, remember that you saw her here as a fourth-grader from Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School.

Emily gave Mayor Tim Dougherty a briefing recently at the school’s annual Science and Technology Night.  AH Science Specialist Carolyn McLain explains:

With close to 300 projects, the Annual Science & Technology Night at Alexander Hamilton School was once again a huge success. These are at-home projects that provide the students with an opportunity to demonstrate their scientific skills either by conducting research, using the Engineering Design Process to create a model, or utilizing the Scientific Method to conduct an experiment. Student progress is assisted with weekly journal checks in which the science teacher provides personal feedback and guidance. The students also practice public speaking skills as they present their project to their classmates. At AH we also encourage STEAM…Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Fifth graders had the opportunity to share their scientific knowledge artistically through musical compositions, skits, and/or poetry. In addition, we had 21 PowerPoint presentations across the grade levels.

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