On February 27, 2016 I participated in pjas logothe Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. It was my first year participating in PJAS. I’m glad my teachers decided to do that.

It was such a great experience in presenting.  It opened up a whole new door to learning and presenting. I got to do something I enjoy and put that with school work. My project was titled “Got Gymnastics? Got Vault?”

I tested 5 gymnasts to see if their height affects the speed of their vault. Gladly, I got a first place. I felt comfortable presenting something I enjoy and a sport that takes up most of my free time. PJAS is held at the California University of Pennsylvania. If you receive a first place, you get to go to States which is held at Penn State.

In PJAS, you need to have a: Justification, Hypothesis, Materials List, Procedures, Vocabulary, Research, Graphs, Did you Know?, Conclusion, Further Research, and Bibliography. You need to make a lot of eye contact. You also need to speak loud and clear. You have to know your project because if the judges ask you a question about how you did your project, you will sound like you know what you are talking about. You should know any possible questions the judges may ask you. The participants are not allowed to ask you questions.

I would like to thank my teachers for choosing to do this project. I learned so much just by doing PJAS. This will be a great head start into presenting in College and High School.

 

 

Sarah BGeneral
On February 27, 2016 I participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. It was my first year participating in PJAS. I’m glad my teachers decided to do that. It was such a great experience in presenting.  It opened up a whole new door to learning and presenting. I got...