As part of the science curriculum at Yeshiva Darchei Torah, CAHAL students displayed their projects at the seventh grade science fair. Rabbi Heller was in charge of the science fair, and he made sure that the students were involved in each step of this very special learning experience.
The science fair is an example of a hands-on activity that facilitates research, writing skills and the organization of information so that it can be presented on a display board. Most importantly, students are able to discuss their projects with visitors and judges.
One group of students did an experiment involving chewing gum. The Problem: Does chewing gum help you to concentrate? After outlining the hypothesis and explaining the experiment which included a graph that showed data, the conclusion was that gum helps increase concentration more than students thought.