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Science fair Saturday

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 9, 2013 1:46 PM

The annual districtwide science fair for Wayne County Public School students who have already won similar events at their respective individual schools will be held Saturday at Greenwood Middle School.

The public is invited to attend the event, which features a K-2 classroom division, grades 3-5, middle school and high school. Middle and high school divisions will also have several categories, including Biological Science A, Biological Science B, Chemistry, Earth/Environmental Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Technology & Engineering.

The yearly contest provides students with an opportunity to learn about science and the impact it has on the world around them.

"Our teachers work hard to find creative ways to make learning about science exciting," said Andy Forsleff, WCPS lead teacher for science. "The district science fair is an extension of the classroom curriculum and allows students an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and interests in the various areas of this diverse field."

He said the preparation that goes into making a science project successful also helps students in other areas, including learning how to research online and use library resources, performing science experiments, using math to calculate results, and using English skills to document experimental findings for their exhibits.

Twelve outstanding projects will be chosen to move on to the regional science fair competition, held in Wilmington.

Saturday's schedule starts with participant sign-in at 8 a.m. followed by project set-up at 8:30 and judging at 10. The event will be open to the public at 11:30, with winners to be announced at noon.