Curriculum Science Fair held at Pearl City Elementary School


Pearl City Elementary School students representing all grade levels presented their science projects at the PCES Annual Curriculum Science Fair on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

"Our Curriculum Fair is a culminating event of what students have learned throughout the year with hands on projects, trying to collaborate the multiple intelligences and shows their growth in learning," said Mrs. Robyn Andrade, PCES Curriculum Coordinator. "There's a lot of tech projects that's basically science based which integrates language, arts and math."

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PCES Curriculum Coordinator, Mrs. Robyn Andrade and PCES Librarian, Mrs. Laura Ginoza.

The Curriculum Science Fair gave parents, family members and supporters the opportunity to view and learn about  each project as well as the hard work, research and dedication put into each presentation.

The PCES students covered a variety of interesting and intelligent projects and experiments from Robotics, NASA Exploration, Solar Energy, Heat Transfer, Ocean Animal Habitat, Recycling and more.

One of the favorite science fair projects was the Robotic hand presented by the 3rd grade class.

"This lesson came from the NASA website at and these are basic robotic hands built straight from cardboard with some rubber bands and string and straws and they can pick up things," said 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Tracey Shimaura.

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3rd grade teacher, Ms. Tracey Shimaura demonstrating NASA robotic hand project.

                                                            Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

6th grade teachers, Roxann Chong (left) and Jennifer Baltero in front their class Spaghetti Bridges project.

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PCES 1st graders presented a Rockets in Motion project that measured how far a paper airplane will fly.

A special treat for those in attendance was a performance by the school chorus,
Na Leo Nahenahe O' Pu'uloa. The chorus serenaded the crowd with perfection to hit tunes selected from multiple decades.

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Na Leo Nahenahe O' Pu'uloa took to the stage and sang their hearts out to the crowd.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Na Leo Nahenahe O' Pu'uloa members also showed their musical talents performing with different musical instruments.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

PCES Principal, Dr. Susan Hirokane (left) Pearl City-Waipahu Complex Area Superintendent, Sheldon Oshio (second from left) pictured with student and faculty.

Congratulations to Principal Hirokane, her faculty, staff, volunteers and the exceptional PCES students for a terrific Curriculum Science Fair.

Also thank you very much for honoring me as a special guest and the beautiful lei and gift.