Students in Terrace and Thornhill have the opportunity to participate in the 2010 Northwest Science Fair Extravaganza coordinated by Northwest Science & Innovation (NSiS) and sponsored by Northern Savings Credit Union. This is the 3rd annual Fair held in Terrace and itís happening on Saturday, March 20th at Veritas School from 9am-2:30pm. The Fair is open to any students in grades K-12. Winners in our community have the opportunity to compete at the Regional Science Fair in Smithers on March 31.
Students will need to choose a topic and begin their research. While working on science fair projects, students will learn about the scientific method through a hands-on approach, developing skills in project management, research, problem solving, communication and cooperation, to name a few. Students will be encouraged to explore a topic they are interested in and will work individually or in pairs.
NSiS anticipates that most of the time required to do these projects will be outside of the classroom. If your child is interested in participating, please be encouraging during the course
of this project.
Remember that Participating in Science Fairs Benefits Students!
* If students are interested, they will learn and excel.
* A Science Fair has the potential to get students interested in science, engineering and mathematics.
* Science Fairs can make science relevant to a student
* It is only limited by studentís imagination
* Ideas can come from a studentís personal environment, current events and hobbies
* We all learn in different ways and research can appeal to oneís natural curiosity.
* The work involved in creating a science fair project develops and reinforces successful work and life skills like: Teamwork, Time Management, Responsibility, Discipline, Ethics, Organizational Skills, interviewing, communication, working with mentors
* Participating in a Science Fair is a great for a studentís confidence.
* Science fairs can be a venue for students to network with others in their field of interest
* Students can win funds for college
* Participating in a Science Fair is a hands-on experience, a very important aspect of learning science.
Please refer to the Northwest Science & Innovation website www.nsis.ca
for more information about Science Fair guidelines, research links and information on registration. Or call 250-638-0950.
Weíll see you at the Fair!