IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- All Irvington students will have the opportunity to create and display their science projects and poster boards during the first Irvington Science Fair, which has been scheduled for April 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Gina Maher Gym.
Sponsored by the PTSA, kindergarten through 12th grade students can choose to display a science project they’ve created at school or on their own at home. In addition, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved – from a high school student who is interested in mentoring an elementary school student to a parent willing to volunteer at the science fair.
“We are excited to partner with the PTSA to hopefully start a new tradition here in Irvington,” Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Raina Kor said. “We hope the science fair will provide an opportunity for students to become creators and inventors as they explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math.”
The inclusion of high school students as mentors for younger students supports the District’s goal of building a community of learners and reflects its commitment to moving STEM-based learning forward at all grade levels.
“With our current implementation of STEM-based curriculum in all of our schools, the science fair supports and reinforces our commitment to the growth of STEM-based learning,” Kor said. For a successful science experiment and poster board display, the students will need to follow several guidelines: They need to ask a question about a topic they’re interested in, construct a hypothesis, test their hypothesis by conducting an experiment, analyze the data and finally make a conclusion based on the data collected before they can present their project at the science fair.
For more information on the Irvington Science Fair and its guidelines, visit their website.
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