Science Fair encourages scientific method
By staff writer Evelyn Le
On April 17, students at all grade levels participated in the first-ever Bay Farm School Science Fair.
More than 120 students registered for participation, and 111 projects boards were taken out. In the end, 87 students submitted projects — a 78% return rate.
There were 8 entries from kindergarten, 15 entries from first grade, 10 entries from second grade, 17 entries from third grade, 21 entries from fourth grade, 10 entries from fifth grade, and six entries from middle school.
There were awards given in each individual grade level, but parent organizer Rob Dekker said that all who entered were winners.
“The purpose of the science fair was not for it to be a competition, but instead, for the science fair to be an opportunity for every student to learn about the scientific method, as the only objective method mankind discovered that can distinguish between fact and opinion,” Dekker said. “Participating is winning, regardless of the scoring results!”
Dekker said he appreciated the 16 judges, staff, administration, PTA, and parent helpers — and especially the students who participated in the Science Fair. He plans to organize another science event next year.
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