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Legislator Calarco Congratulates 6th Grade Brookhaven Lab Science Fair Winner


Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco recently recognized the Sixth Grade Winner of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary School Science Fair, Emily Phua of Bayport-Blue Point’s James Wilson Young Middle School. Emily won for her project, “NO TASK LEFT BEHIND: THE EFFECTS OF TASK SWITCHING ON 6th GRADE MATH SCORES.” Based upon her observation that students frequently switch tasks while completing school work, Emily designed an experiment to determine if task switching causes students to be less efficient and accurate. Emily’s hypothesis was that task switching would cause students to be less efficient and accurate when solving math problems.