School science fair projects are like a window to the intellect of a child.
How does air pressure in a soccer ball affect how far it travels when kicked? Which brands of shoes have the longest-lasting soles? Do some types of wood burn faster than others?
These are but a few of the thought-provoking questions posed by elementary school finalists in the 2015-16 Canyons District science fair. They, along with their middle and high school peers a total of about 120 Canyons students now advance to the regional Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair where they’ll compete against hundreds more students from surrounding districts and private schools.
“Some of our students are contenders for competing at the international level and could end the season having won hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in scholarships,” Allen says.
What: Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair
When: March 15-17
Where: University of Utah’s Rice Eccles Stadium.
When You Go:
There will be a public open house on Wednesday, March 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. for the elementary division and on Thursday, March 17 from 9 to 10 a.m. for the junior and senior divisions. The floor is closed to the public during judging.