On Wednesday, I had the honour of attending Palmer Secondary’s Junior Science Fair. About 90 students in grades 8-10 participated in this competitive science fair, with the top projects being chosen to move ahead to the next level of competition, at the provincial level. The students were in their best attire, with prepared scripts ready to read to the judges.
The teachers had invited elementary students to tour the projects earlier in the afternoon and over 200 elementary students visited, many who will be participating in our district’s Science Jam at the end of February. I am sure Palmer’s Science Fair was very inspiring to them!
|This pair of grade 8 students tested very substances on controlling the spread of E. coli bacteria.
They found vinegar worked the best.
|This pair of grade 10 students investigated an alternative to petroleum-based plastic forks.
They found a substance created using potato starch created the sturdiest fork that also decomposed well.