Bucyrus Science Club to host annual Science Fair

Bucyrus Science Club to host annual Science Fair
Posted on 01/28/2015

The Bucyrus High School Science Club will be hosting a Science Fair on Wednesday, February 18 in the Middle School gym. Students in grades six through twelve will compete. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with judging commencing at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, with public viewing of the projects from 5-6 p.m.

The purpose is to give students a project-based learning experience, while allowing them to explore a topic in science in which they are interested. Topics vary and include subjects such as optics, bacterial growth, sound frequency, aerodynamics and memory, just to name a few.

Community members and staff members will be serving as the evening’s judges and will work in teams of two to review and evaluate each project. Projects that receive a "superior" rating will be given the opportunity to attend the District Science Fair at The Ohio State University Marion Branch, where students will be competing for scholarships.

"I hope that this will be a positive experience for all students participating with projects and drives a desire to continue with project-based learning in years to come," Science Club Advisor Amanda Kent said. "We have had students in the past do very well at districts and move on to the state level. We hope our students this year will continue that tradition."

Sponsors for the 2015 Science Fair include Bucyrus City Schools Education Foundation, Bucyrus GE Lamp Plant, Cooper's Mill, Bucyrus Lion's Club and Mr. Phil Joseph. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in serving as a judge for the upcoming Science Fair or would be willing to sponsor a grade level/topic area award in the amount of $25 or $50, please contact Amanda Kent at (419) 562-7721 ext.1208 or via e-mail at akent@bucyrusschools.org.