MMI students compete in annual Sixth Grade Science Fair

(Freeland, PA – December 14, 2017) – Lauren Talbott, Robert Orbin, and Nathaniel Neidlinger placed in the top three during MMI Preparatory School’s Sixth Grade Science Fair, which was held on December 1 in the MMI Cafeteria.

Talbott captured first place for her project entitled “What’s in Your Water?”  Orbin was second for his project called “Veggie Power!” Neidlinger came in third for his project entitled “How Yeast Affects the Size of Bread.”

Sophia Plonk (“Borax Crystals”) and Jonas Aponick (“Nothing but Net: The Science of Shooting Hoops.”) both received Honorable Mentions.

Twenty-seven sixth grade students presented information on a variety of experiments during the science fair.  In each display, students had to provide their hypothesis, their research method, and outcomes.   Additional topics included: “The Science of Bath Bombs,” “Which Surface is the Dirtiest,” “Can Dawn Clean Birds Impacted by Oil Spills,” “Salt Concentration in Water to Make an Egg Float,” “How Bright Can you Glow?,” and “Plant Growth in Light and Dark.”

Projects were judged by teachers as well as National Science Honor Society Members.

About MMI Preparatory School

For 137 years, MMI Preparatory School has been providing dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th through 12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual’s academic, social and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS).  MMI is a school where every student can reach their full potential: academically, ethically and socially.  For more information about MMI Preparatory School, visit or call 570-636-1108.