Science Fair at Seton

By WBNG News

Science Fair at Seton

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 2:48 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Local students tackle the complex world of molecules and equations with some experiments of their own.

Thursday morning, Seton Catholic Central showed off their smarts in the 7th and 8th grade Science and Technology Fair.

Students spent 3 months researching and creating their project

To help determine the winners, the judging panel included BAE, Cornell University, BU and even our own meteorologist, Greg Pollak.

Teachers believe a project like this opens students to the skills they need outside of the classroom.

"This is the type of thing that we have to keep in our schools. It's a lot of work, but I really do think in the end it pays off," says Science Teacher, Linda Garbade. "The kids develop, and grow and they've learned a whole bunch of skills from it."

Awards will be given out at a ceremony tonight.

Projects that impress the judges will be entered into the Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair at BCC on March 17th. They'll also be on display at the Ying Tri-Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Syracuse on March 18th.