Mad about science in Barnum
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
At the Barnum Elementary School last Thursday, it was all about science. Students in grades four through six were testing hypotheses, conducting experiments, explaining results and generally having a good time. Max Salzer tried growing plants under different colored cellophane, while Daphne Peterson tested various fruits and vegetables to determine which made the best battery for running her digital clock. For Tim Barber’s display – “From Biomass to Biogas” – the fourth-grader tested what created the most gas: bananas and cow manure, cow manure alone, or vegetable peels and cow manure. And who says science isn’t fun?