On the surface, I am enjoying the freedom I have from not having to plan out the socials fair because that required a lot of effort and time on my end. However, I value student’s efforts and skills that they exhibited over the past two years. When you learn how to think critically, you are able to take the important skills from a project and apply it to other areas. That is what I am hoping to see from the science fair this year.
Since I am a humanities teacher, being the science fair judge is a new experience compared being a socials fair judge. As I have less knowledge in this field, I am learning new interesting things with every presentation. From the last presentation I just marked, I learned that lettuce can conduct electricity! Who knew?
Hyejeong and Rosetta (Gr. 10)
The science fair was way different from the socials fair last year. Since we were permitted to work with a partner, we had less work to do! The best part was that I didn't have to stay up all night the day before rushing to finish the project because we could split up the work.
Justin (Gr. 9)
Biodiesel, an alternative fuel derived from organic material, is a solution to curtail down GHG emission, and ultimately the global warming. However, its relatively low energy density hinders it application to modern society. In order to discover methods to enhance biodiesel's efficiency, I investigated correlation between saturated fatty acid concentration and resulting biodiesel's energy density.
I am very satisfied with the amount of effort all students put in for the science fair, so I am excited to listen to student’s presentations and other judges’ and parents’ feedback. Preparing for the science fair was not easy, but luckily we had four talented science teachers who cooperated well, so I am pleased to see the fair take place.
Jay (Gr. 11)
Since we have been doing a socials fair all this long, preparing for our first science fair required different type of preparation.. For this reason this year’s fair was a bit challenging, but I think it went pretty well. Regardless, I am very nervous to present in front of the audience.
Jane (Gr. 10)
During this year's science fair, I had a whole lot of things to do, so it was a bit challenging for me to manage my time. I had two AP exams and an upcoming MUN conference, which made it harder for me to contribute full time on the science fair. But thankfully the experiments that I conducted was pretty successful, so I managed to get it over with. I am really glad that science fair is finally over!
Alice (Gr. 8)
As an 8th grader, I was mortified to hear that I would have to participate in the science fair at first. It was my first time experiencing such projects, and I was worried I wasn't going to do very well. But with the help of Ms. Tan and a few others, I was able to be very proud of my end product, and I'm glad that I can be better prepared for next year.
Wonsuk (Gr. 10)
I thought that the science fair was pretty interesting. I really liked the diversity of the projects that everyone had prepared and I could see that they put a lot of effort into their final project. I hope we have a science fair next year rather than a social fair again.