Three LBMS Students Win in Science Competition

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The Long Island Science Congress honored three Long Beach Middle School students for their science research projects. Maya Hult, Joshua Kapilian and Victoria Strickland were recognized at the LISC awards ceremony, held at the Wheatley School in Old Westbury on May 18. They were accompanied by their teachers and Science Congress advisors, Cristina Camacho and Megan Kalner.

Seventh-graders Maya and Victoria won a high honor award trophy for the project they collaborated on, titled “Types of Water on Decomposition of Plywood.”  Joshua, an eighth-grade student, won a high honor award trophy as well as a second-place award in the physical science category for his research, “Effect of Air Density on the Time an Object Takes to Fall to the Ground.”

The middle school held a science fair this past winter that featured students’ works in a variety of areas within the subject. A number of these projects were entered into the LISC competition, held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, with the prospect of receiving awards.

Submissions were required to include both an oral presentation component as well as a physical display representing the research and findings.
The students put a great deal of time into their science projects, working both in the classroom and at home. They learned to think like scientists and incorporated their math and English language arts skills through the writing and experiment portions. The LISC event provided another opportunity for students to come together in celebrating science and learn from one another.