Best fertilizer? Can chewing gum improve your memory? And what difference does a green roof make? MPS students tackle topics at District Science Fair

May 1, 2014

More students, schools participating in 7th annual event at the Milwaukee County Zoo

What’s a better fertilizer, fish feces or Miracle-Gro? Can chewing gum improve your memory? And what difference does a green roof make versus an asphalt roof?
MPS students from kindergarten to high school are answering these questions and more than 200 other questions as a growing number of students and schools are participating in the Milwaukee Public Schools District Science Fair, now in its seventh year.
The event is set for Thursday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s Peck Welcome Center, 10001 W. Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee 53226. The 7th annual District Science Fair will include 219 projects put together by 273 students from 36 schools, up from 181 projects from 208 students and 28 schools in 2013.
“Our science fair is a showcase of students seeking solutions to real-world problems,” MPS Science Curriculum Specialist Jon Breedlove said. “We’re excited to see more students and more schools participating and we’re looking forward to continuing to strengthen this wonderful event as our district continues to expand science/technology/engineering/math (STEM) efforts including expanding our aquaponics programming.”