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Science Fair & Open House Feb., 15, 2023

Science Fair & Open House

​​Have you ever wondered if plants grow upward even if they are planted upside down? Or if your eye colour, age or gender will affect your ability to see colour?

These are some of the questions the Grade 7 and 8 students are asking and hoping to find answers for their science fair projects. This is a busy time of year, but the enthusiasm is infectious and the learning is genuine for the students and their teacher.

Date: Feb 15, 2023 (school event)
Time: 6:15-8:00 pm

​​Have you ever wondered if plants grow upward even if they are planted upside down? Or if your eye colour, age or gender will affect your ability to see colour? These are some of the questions the Grade 7 and 8 students are asking and hoping to find answers for their science fair projects. This is a busy time of year, but the enthusiasm is infectious and the learning is genuine for the students and their teacher.

Science Fair has become a favourite project for many middle school students as it gives them a chance to learn about things that they are curious about and interested in. By conducting experiments, they learn that they can find the answers to their own questions and it sparks a sense of wonder and curiosity that transfers to other aspects of their lives. Every year we see the students become excited about their topic.

Science Fair is a challenging project that requires students to complete many steps over a long period of time. It may also be complicated and require some higher level critical thinking and problem solving, but, no matter the level of difficulty or complexity, students learn about the scientific method and gain an appreciation for the role science plays in advancing our understanding of the world around us.

Some of the topics our students are working on are:

  • The environmental benefits of a green roof
  • Why are social media apps addictive for teens?
  • Can we filter water to create safe drinking water?
  • Can we make bioplastics?
  • What are the effects of microplastics?
  • How to reduce test anxiety

Parents are welcome to join us at the school between 6:15 and 8:00pm. There will be a free bus shuttle from Snug Cove at 6 pm and return shuttle at 8:10 pm for the 8:30 pm ferry.

Students will also participate in the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) at UBC Friday, April 13-15.