Students experiment with science (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

Students experiment with science (with photos)

February 25, 2014 Updated Feb 25, 2014 at 8:29 PM EDT

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Which kind of drink eats away at your teeth? What type of soda creates the biggest eruption in a volcano? Those are just some of the questions answered by elementary students on Tuesday.

More than 40 Johnson City fourth-graders showed off over 15 projects at the school's Annual Science Fair.

Students talked through cans and string, showcased plants, and one project tested students’ taste buds, by having them try different types of kool-aid blindfolded.

The goal of the annual fair is to get the students interested in science.

"We learned that coke produced the most gas, carbonation and the chocolate milk produced the least because it does have the lactase in the stomach to break it up to cause the gas," said fourth-graders Avery Cunningham and Braeden Miller.

The BU Science Club helped sparked the students’ interest with science and lent a hand with their projects.

"It definitely brought more excitement, the kids were excited to give up lunch and recess to come and meet with the BU students and hear what they had to say about science," said fourth-grade teacher Kristin Lombardini.

The BU Science club's help was new for this year, but something both the school and the club hope to continue.

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