On Tuesday afternoon and evening, 830 students from sixteen elementary schools in Richmond participated in this year’s Science Jam. Students in grades 3-7 shared their inquiry projects around three general themes: environmental sustainability, creativity and innovation in science and We Are The Fraser. The energy was palpable in Aberdeen Centre as students, their families and teachers began streaming in to set up their projects.
At the opening ceremonies, our five student MCs spoke in English, French and Mandarin to a huge crowd and our Celebrity Scientists (sponsors, school board trustees and scientists from the community).
The Honourable Mayor of Richmond, Mayor Malcolm Brodie welcome the students and their families to the event as did Richmond’s Superintendent of Schools, Monica Pamer.
The students then acknowledged our sponsors and partners – Science Jam would not be possible without them!
And then Aberdeen Centre was full students sharing their science learning with family and community members and our Celebrity Scientists. We also had many high school volunteers from Palmer Secondary who interacted with the students and helped keep things going smoothly.
This year, we had great diversity in projects and students were able to speak about their choices of inquiry questions and how they conducted their investigations.
Destination Imagination had tables of creative challenges out for students to try.
Our evening closed with a Science Surprises show by staff from Science World and a thank you from our student MCs.
A video of Science Jam highlights including projects from all sixteen schools and the opening and closing ceremonies can be viewed HERE.