Annual Science Fair Displays Knowledge of First Form Scientists
Have you ever wondered if Deflategate was a hoax?
What the science behind squash is? How sugary drinks affect your teeth? Or how about what everyday objects are the dirtiest? These were just a few of the questions pondered at the annual First Form Science Fair, which once again was a tremendously entertaining event.
Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Science I teacher and one of the event organizers, explained that
since November, the students have been working on their Science Fair projects; they first have to submit two well-researched proposals that highlight the scientific rigor of their idea as well as the motivation and importance of their scientific question. Once an idea has been selected, they do extensive background research, formalize their experimental design, collect and analyze data, and ultimately put together their posters to showcase at the Science Fair. “Every year I am reminded how much we ask of them for this project, in terms of collaboration, creativity, writing, organization, and long-term planning, and every year I am always impressed by what they are able to accomplish!”
Commenting on the event, Science I teacher Maya Jarostchuk, another event organizer, said the fair was absolutely spectacular and that just before the parents started arriving, the room was buzzing with excitement. “The boys have worked so hard over the past few months and deserved to feel so proud to showcase their work. These seventh-grade scientists impressed both parents and faculty with their eloquent explanations of their experiments. The room was busy from 4 pm when the fair started and all the way till the end, and the boys always had customers coming to their posters. It was truly a wonderful afternoon and I am so proud to have been a part of the process of them designing and implementing these experiments!”
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