|Rabbi Sufrin and Hillel students at the Science Fair|
By Dupé Aleru|March 29, 2011|12:39 p.m.
Last Wednesday, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy’s middle school students presented their Science and Torah Projects to its parents, teachers and administrators of Hillel.
For the Science Fair, each student was responsible in constructing his/her own scientific question in correlation with its experimental procedure in order to scientifically answer the question.
“Students spent six weeks researching on their idea, designing and conducting their experiment, and reaching a conclusion based on the data they collected. There were over 150 projects on display and the areas of content ranged far and wide, from whether a magnifying glass could increase the output of a solar cell, through which fruits have the most D.N.A., to whether multitasking can really increase a person’s efficiency,” said Admissions Director Wendy Kellner.
The true uniqueness of each project was due to the individualized scientific topic for each student in relation to something relevant to them in their Torah studies. It’s amazing to see the links that students manage to forge between their Science and Torah learning. Experiences like these give the students the opportunity to see that both subjects are interwoven and not treated as two separate entities.
At the end, parents expressed their delight on how involved all the students were with their projects. Congratulations to all the students for their enthusiasm and hard work that made for such a terrific evening for the family and staff at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy.