Commack Road Celebrates Love of Science With Fair


At Commack Road’s 25th annual science fair, held on March 9, smiling students demonstrated their love of science and knowledge of the scientific method while showing an interest in a variety of topics including agriculture, physics and hygiene. Skittles were dissolved, toothbrushes were used on eggshells, mnemonic devices were tested, contraptions were assembled – all in the name of science.

A winner was selected for each grade level, based on evaluations by CRES teachers. Second-grade winner Madison Giardella researched how the growth of organic green bean seeds was affected by different types of light sources. Third-grade winner Louis Tuorto created a gyrobot which used different energy sources to move on its own. Lucas Schneider, the fourth-grade winner, focused his efforts on identifying how different additives affect the taste of water. Prompting visitors to stand on one leg to find out the results, Dakota Dieumegard’s “Does Vision Affect Balance?” was the winning project for the fifth grade. 

These four young scientists will show off their expertise at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair on May 6.