Nearly 300 Science Buffs Stopped In at The McGinn Science Fair on Saturday
Sunday, February 24, 2013 • 3:23pm
SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - Balloons filled by the carbon dioxide off gas of dry ice , fluorescent rocks, chaotic pendulums and some funky odd colorful plastic creation called “gak”, were only a few of many interactive experiments on display at The McGinn School Science Fair this past Saturday.
What started 8 years ago as a parent run event, has evolved into a student dominated Science Fair with 16 student experiments and 10 parent volunteers.
Greg Hughes, a McGinn parent and Merck chemist was responsible for organizing and steering the event, along with his wife, who suggested more student involvement over the years.
“What this is about is supporting kids with a chance to use scientific experiments as a means to think critically about the world around them,” said Hughes.