“We are delighted to say that the number of students entering the science fair has increased each year since 2008,” says organizing committee chair Stephanie Lobsinger. “And we hope that 2014 will be the biggest yet.”
Registration for the science fair closes April 4.
While few schools still hold their own science fair, the Lambton County Science Fair has been a regular event on the spring calendar for the last 41 years since it incorporated, and ran for a number of years prior to that.
Projects are judged by age group, and cash prizes totalling over $5,000 will be awarded. The best projects in the intermediate and senior categories also get the opportunity to go the Canada Wide Science Fair, being held in Windsor (May 10-17).
“Past entries from Lambton have brought back top honours at the Canada Wide event proving that, for our population size, we are one of the best in the country,” says organizing committee member Peter Smith.
The fair is open to all students in grades 3 to 12, and provides students with the opportunity to pick their own project topic, to research the subject and perform their own experiments, and to present their results to a panel of judges.
“It’s a great opportunity for students to explore the world of science for themselves and to meet with others who share their fascination with science,” added Lobsinger. The event is open to the public. Further details and registration can be found at www.lambtoncountysciencefair.ca.