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Middle School students learn the value of research in preparation for first ever SISP Expo

Middle School students learn the value of research in preparation for first ever SISP Expo

Beginning in the fall, the seventh and eighth grade students embarked on a year-long Science Independent Study Project (SISP) in which the girls were asked to use the scientific method to explore a question relating to a topic they are passionate about. Students researched their topics and came up with an important question to answer using experimentation. Throughout the last trimester, students designed and executed their experiments and collected and analyzed data, all the while students kept a SISP logbook to chronicle their work and ultimately create a research report to present their findings.

On Monday the students confidently and articulately shared the results of their yearlong research with the entire Stuart community in addition to judges from science fields including psychology, medicine, engineering, environmental education and more. Some of the many exciting projects included, "Which method of improving plant growth works best?", "How does brand affect choice?", "Does homework impact a student's academic achievement?", "Bacteria vs. Bacteriophage," and many more! See photos from the SISP Expo in the gallery or watch a video from the SISP Expo below:

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