On April 10, Saint Victor School hosted a Science Fair for grades K-8. Students showcased their science reports, projects, experiments, and demonstrations. Their months of research and experimentation paid off! Guests who toured the fair were impressed with the wide variety of science disciplines, ideas, and concepts on display. Our young scientists proudly presented their own work to their family and friends and later listened to their classmates’ project explanations with as much excitement.
The integration of the primary level classrooms in the fair allowed guests to experience the progression of scientific inquiry through the grades. Students explored everything from butterfly life cycles to dinosaur fossils, from looking at the effects of different lights and soils on plant growth to creating batteries using different fruits. Mateo, a seventh grader explored fruit batteries and the length of time a lemon could power a small electronic device. Through his experiment, he concluded that 3 lemon batteries could power a small LED light for a minute. There were many investigations of volcanoes and even recreations of miniature weather systems. Students even interacted with exhibits that featured hands-on activities.
Mrs. Garg, the junior high science teacher, was the coordinator of this event. “I am very proud of all of the students. They worked very hard and they had fun.” Working together with the other homeroom teachers, Mrs. Garg was able to create a fun, educational, and community-building event for the whole school. Parents were also delighted to see the Science Fair make a comeback at the school. Many thanks to Mrs. Garg, the classroom teachers, parent volunteers, and the families who helped make this event a success.