18th annual Science Fair at Keatsway PS
March 23rd, 2015
The gym was buzzing with excitement and scientific conversations as Keatsway Public School celebrated its 18th annual Science Fair. Over 75 students participated in the non-competitive science fair to self-satisfy a curiosity, to share a personal interest with others, to learn something new and to develop a love of science.
The Science Professionals, made up of parent and community volunteers, were thrilled to be able to talk to each student about their science project and present them with a signed certificate. The Science Professionals commented on the high calibre of projects this year and noted that the love of Science seems to have sparked in many younger students with more than three quarters of the students participating being in grade 3 and under.
It was an opportunity for students to complete original work and then present that work to an interested audience. The student gains confidence from doing the work and then receives recognition for the effort.
The most useful aspect of the science fair project was the amount of work the student does by him or herself. One of the goals of these projects is to help them develop a curiosity of the world around them that will stay with them throughout their lives. A parent’s support is invaluable in helping their child to discover, analyze, research, and work through their questions, and present the project.
Keatsway PS is extremely thankful to their parent and community volunteers who took on the role of Science Professional, and to all the parent volunteers who helped make this event a huge success!