Students share and learn at Jacksonville Science Festival

By Ashley Mitchem - Reporter, anchor

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Students from 10 area schools got the chance to show off their science projects Saturday at the Fifth Annual Jacksonville Science Festival in Metropolitan Park.

Students set up booths and were ready to explained the significance to their peers, their parents and the general public.

The students all came up with their own topics and created their projects in the classroom. Some of them partnered on their creations.

"Science has just been one of the things that has interested me the most," 14-year-old Jaide Thompson said. "It just has really cool experiments and I've always wanted to deal with it."

All of the projects revolved around STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts and math. In addition to the science projects, there were games, art exhibits and more.

"Sugar can cause you to get diabetes, then you could go blind, lose an arm (or) or a leg," 11-year-old Tayveon said about his project.

It was both a day of both learning and teaching for the students.

"You will see a lot of technology, robotics, and they have produced a lot of the things kids like," said Nadia Hionides of the Foundation Academy.

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