At the recent Science and Engineering Fair of Metro Detroit, Thurgood Marshall came away a big winner. Sixth-grade students outperformed all other elementary and middle schools in the district and outside of the district as well.
Thurgood Marshall had one grand award which is the top award in a category. The project was entitled, “How Does Ocean Acidification affect Marine Flora.” Thurgood also had two first-place gold awards, three second-place gold awards and four third-place gold awards, for a total of nine gold awards and seven blue (outstanding) awards.
“To do a winning project, you do not need to do the hardest project, but whatever project you choose to complete, you must follow the scientific method thoroughly and make your project visually pleasing,” says Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) and Science Teacher Krystal Bolar.
“As a product of DPS, the science fair is a part of me. From my days as a student at Hally Magnet Middle School to becoming a teacher at Hally, participating during science fairs was mandatory. Students are naturally curious and this event allows them to explore their curiosity through science fair projects,” said Bolar.
“The science fair is a school effort, there is a lot of work that is involved. However, students and the teachers at Thurgood Marshall rose to the challenge. Having a Principal, such as Ms. Sharon Lee, that has a science background also helps!”
The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. ~William Lawrence Bragg