Science Fair

Alhamdu lillah, our Science Fair this year was once again a success.  23 projects and 28 children won bronze, silver or gold medallions and will be going on to the Windsor Regional Science Fair on April 3-5 at St. Clair College.

Take a look at some of our students’ awesome work!

Advertisements

Science Fair Success in the Making

Our school science fair is just around the corner. It’s a fun and exciting time for everyone, and gives us as parents and teachers a chance to really see the creativity of our children.  Much time is spent in teaching skills for success – skills that apply not only to this event, but to many other real-life circumstances in the future.

If you haven’t yet gotten your copy of the free ebook, 10 Insider Secrets to Science Fair Success, go to classroomkeys.com, fill in your name and email address and it will be sent to you immediately.   It will show you step by step what judges are looking for, and how to give a project a leading edge.   You’ll learn about how to take a common idea and make it into a winning one, and what’s important to include in a project’s presentation. You’ll find things here that definitely don’t show up in regular science fair project books.  And, for those students who will be representing our school at the regional fair, these tips are a must.

Check back here soon to meet our Science Fair winners and see a few pictures of their outstanding projects.  We’ll give you an update about them in a few days.

And if you have the chance, come visit our fair live and in person.  It will take place this coming Thursday, March 12 throughout the school day.  You may just be amazed at what you see!

Parents and Teachers, You Don’t Want To Miss This!

Parents and teachers, this ones important!

If you want to save yourself a ton of time, money and effort, and gain a lot more satisfaction, you’ll want to grab this free bonus quickly before it’s gone.  Check back often to catch it as soon as it arrives.

In the mean time, read Science Fair Secrets to learn more!


Science Fair Secrets

Youll want to read to the end...

You'll want to read to the end...

Glue.  Paint.  Sticks.  Cardboard.  Tape.  Aluminum foil.  Wires.  Hot glue.  Batteries.  Lemons.  Paper.  Wood.  Wood glue.  Markers.  Tubing.  Water.  Syringes.  Crazy glue.  Or, by this point is it just plain crazy?

One of the most challenging things for both parents and teachers is getting children to do excellent projects.  Not just put-a-bunch-of-stuff-together-and-use-four-kinds-of-glue-to-get-it-to-stick kinds of projects, but the ones that really allow them to learn something and stretch their thinking skills and imaginations.  Which ones accomplish this goal, but usually with a lot of stress, an expanding expense, and time that extends into the wee hours of the morning?  The king of all assignments – the Science Fair Project.

An exciting letter goes home with the children outlining the judging criteria and explaining when you can see all of the great things the students have done.  It sounds wonderful, but you know what’s coming.   No one can fool you.

As soon as someone mentions the dreaded words “Science Fair” a rock somewhat the size of Tennessee begins developing in the pit of your stomach.  (Is it igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic, I wonder?  Hmm… a project in the making perhaps?)  You automatically start thinking of items you can cut from your grocery list so that you’ll still be able to afford to feed your family while the masterpiece is in progress.  And you start wondering when you’ll be able to fit in a few afternoon naps so that you don’t fall asleep on your desk at work.

In all honesty though, Science Fair projects can really be quite astonishing.  As a former science teacher and an avid Science Fair coordinator and fan, it always amazes me what young children can do when they set their minds to it.  Did you know that there are actually people from big companies and organizations who scout out the projects at local Science Fairs to gather ideas for improving their own businesses?  That’s the power of creative thought in existence there.

But for those of you whose hands shake nonetheless as they read the school letter, or who have committed to the colossal task of helping their children become better people, or even who just love taking pictures of their children holding awards and wearing gold medals, there’s something coming for you.

As with anything in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do things.  There is an easy way and a hard way, an effective way and a not-so-effective way. I’m guessing that if you had the choice you’d pick the right, easy, effective way, correct?

Now’s your chance.  There are secrets that the Science Fair insiders likely don’t want you to know because it makes their judges jobs ever so much more difficult.  But if you come back soon I’ll tell you them anyway.

Just keep your eyes peeled and check back often on this site.  You will definitely want to have this…

By Sonia Dabboussi