Middle School Science Symposium

Middle School Science Symposium photo
Long Beach Middle School held a sixth-grade science symposium on March 14, featuring research and discoveries that students have made this school year. Students started by selecting different questions, then explored and presented their findings using the scientific method.

This was the first year that the sixth-graders used their Chromebooks for their science projects. The assignment was interdisciplinary, incorporating subjects such as math and English Language Arts into the experiment steps and writing components. 

Students conducted a variety of scientific tests. Among those featured were the effect of different types of sodas on tooth discoloration, how the distance of a toy car based on the ramp height to test Newton’s Law, how paper towel price and brand affects the amount of water absorbed, whether or not complex designs of a paper plane would make it fly further and how different swimsuits affect a swimmer’s speed.