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Students share hands-on science experiences at the FLA Science Fair

230 students from 25 schools will be competing for top awards at the 46th Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) happening March 30-31.

FLASF is a regional science project competition that provides a public forum for Grade 5 – 12 students from public, separate, private and homeschool to report on their investigations in scientific and engineering topics.

Students will present their projects in four divisions: computer science and engineering, physical and mathematical sciences, life and earth sciences, and human health sciences, competing for trophies, medals, and special awards including cash prizes and scholarships. Five students will win best-of-fair awards and will go on to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Over the two day science fair, 230 judges from the local science community will volunteer their time to review the science projects. An additional 500 students are expected to attend workshops and see the projects their fellow students’ have created.

The projects will be open to the public to view from 10 am – noon on Friday, March 31 at Duncan MacArthur Hall, Queen’s Faculty of Education, 511 Union Street.

Dr. Arthur B. McDonald, Nobel Prize in Physics 201 Recipient, will be giving the keynote presentation for science fair, “A deeper understanding of the universe from 2 km underground.”

FLASF is affiliated with Youth Science Canada, a national organization that acts as a link between the 100 regional science fairs in Canada. The best of fair winners from this completion will have their travel expenses to the CWSF covered by the FLASF.

For more information on the event, visit the FLASF website.