Middle School students shared their month-long science experiments with parents, elementary students, and PCTE trainees at the Science Fair. Students selected an idea to test based on their individual interests, and worked in class to design a project and form a hypothesis to test the idea. Students identified independent variables, controlled variables, and dependent variables, wrote detailed procedures, and conducted their experiments. When finished, they added their results, as well as their research and recommendations, to their project boards. The students did a great job and their projects covered a wide range of topics.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.