Get ready, budding scientists. Canyons’ districtwide science fair is just around the corner and this year it’s bigger than ever.
Some 180 elementary school entries and 200 secondary school entries are expected this year, highlighting a gamut of projects that have historically ranged from determining the biggest popcorn kernel to how to make biofuel out of grass.
At the conclusion of the fair, judges will choose 90 elementary school projects and 40 secondary projects to advance to the regional Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair in March, where students can win up to $80,000 in college scholarships.
A select number of students may also be eligible to advance past the regional fair to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair. Last year, two Canyons’ students advanced to the International Fair, where the District has been represented every year since Canyons’ creation in 2009.
The District Science Fair for elementary students (fifth- and sixth-graders) is Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 and for secondary students (seventh- through 12th-grades) is Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Both events will take place at Canyons’ Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East.
An open house for the elementary school entries will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. and an open house for entries from grades 7-12 will be Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, from 4-6 p.m. An awards ceremony will be Thursday, Feb. 20.