Friday, 24 January 2014

Oak House School Science Fair…time is running out!

Last November the Science department proudly launched its first ever Science Fair and since then interested and enthusiastic students have been getting together to decide on their projects and start on the path of research.

Twenty two groups across the four age categories have embarked on their projects hoping to be the first winners of this competition. Over half of these groups have come from primary showing the great enthusiasm they have for Science.

Projects range from microbial analysis of the school to looking at the energy consumption within the school, with lots of other fascinating ideas in between.

If you are interested in participating then you need to decide on a project and get started as soon as you can. The closing date for entries will be Monday 31st of March where students will need to submit a short video showing what research they did, the results they found and the conclusions they can make.

There will be a first round of judging and successful candidates will be asked to give a poster presentation for Family day (May 19th in the labs) where the final winners in each category will be decided.

Though the prizes haven’t as yet been decided on they promise to be something special and worth competing for.

Through this Science fair, we, (as a Science department), hope to fire up the imaginations of our students and teach them the skills needed for proper scientific research. This will aid them with their future treball de recercas/extended essays in Bachillerato/IB and further on in University.

Nine weeks left! Good luck to all!

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