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Water and Science Fair 2024

On Wednesday May 8th, the Keene Recreation Center hosted a regional New Hampshire State Water Science Fair competition among fourth graders from four elementary schools – Gilsum, Harrisville, and Symonds and Franklin Schools in Keene.

Students examined the importance of fresh water in sustaining life on earth and how limited fresh water resources are.  Projects included measuring volume of water in various forms (solid, liquid, and snow), modeled the molecular structure of water in different forms, demonstrating light refraction in water, and measuring the weight of salt versus fresh water.

Mayor Jay Kahn presented all certificates of achievement to all student competitors.  Judges of the projects included staff from the NH Department of Environmental Services, City of Keene Water Treatment, and City Councilor DES staff member Andrew Madison.  The Judges chose three projects as first, second, and third-place winners.  

Below is a photo of the Water Science Fair winners.  Each of these teams received trophies and gift cards for the quality of their work.  

Congratulations to the teachers at these area schools who motivate their students to undertake their experiments and learn about the scientific process.  These young scientists learned and demonstrated that science is both challenging and fun.