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​​Please Check the Exhibitor's Guide for more important information.


Note: Teachers are responsible for ensuring student projects comply with all Safety Regulations.

We hope teachers at all levels will encourage their students to participate and will share with them the excitement of undertaking a Science Fair Project.

With the continued support and organization of School District #67 through:

Don MacIntyre
Director of Instruction
School Board Office
425 Jermyn Avenue
Penticton B.C. V2A 1Z4

SCIENCE FAIR ENTRY FORM
Registration is now available on line.  Click on the title above to go to the registration page or follow the links from the main page.

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHEN March 8, 2016

WHERE Summerland Secondary School

WHO Students from grades 6 to 12 from SD67 and SD53 schools and area private schools

SCHOOL VISITS The Science Fair is one day this year, so school visits will not be possible.

SPONSORS
Penticton Kiwanis Club is the major sponsor of the science fair, contributing money for prizes, awards, resources for schools, and supervision time at the event. Other sponsors provide special cash prizes as well.

School District No. 67 provides the facility and labor charges for movement of equipment and other expenses as well as substitute teachers for supervision of the event and our entry fees for involvement in the Okanagan Regional Science Fair and the Canada Wide Science Fair.

WHO TO CONTACT

CHAIRMAN · Raja Gupta, Summerland Senior Secondary 
REGISTRATION · Anita Toneatto, School Board Office 
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL EVENTS · Shona Becker, Summerland Secondary School
JUDGING · Shona Becker, Summerland Secondary School
BACKBOARD JUDGES - Kiwanis Representatives 
PUBLICITY, GUIDELINES, HANDBOOK, GENERAL INFORMATION · Don MacIntyre, School Board Office 
SPONSORS/ Prizes · Caroline Ryan, School Board Office 
PRESENTATIONS · Science Fair Committee 
KIWANIS CLUB · Pat Hurd 
WEB PAGE · Anita Toneatto, School Board Office

SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS
All work must be done by the student. Parent/adult assistance should be encouraged. There are six divisions - Life, Physical, Computer, Environmental,  Engineering and Biotechnology Sciences. For judging there are three types of projects - Experiment, Study and Innovation.

Please encourage students to work as individuals, but exhibitors may work as a team of no more than two. Pairs of exhibitors, if they are in different grades, must enter the project at the higher grade level represented.

RESOURCES
This website contains the information needed.

DISPLAY OF PROJECTS
The projects must be displayed in free-standing fashion. Cardboard is the most appropriate material, but those students who plan to go on to the Regional and Canada Wide Science Fair, should consider something sturdier (e.g. plywood). The Exhibitor's Guide Page contains a link to download the Guideline Booklet.

Students requiring electricity must supply their own extension cords.

Students are responsible for displaying their project (and being in attendance at the fair) on Thursday evening (for judging).

DEADLINES

  • All entry forms should be in by Monday, February 22, 2016. All entry is done online and the link is now available. Online entry link... Should there be questions or problems concerning registration, please contact:

  • Students will be responsible for setting up their projects between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, and taking them down that same evening after all activities are complete


JUDGING

  • Copies of the judging criteria are included.
  • Shona Becker is the judging coordinator.
  • They welcome names for potential Science Fair judges.
  • Judging takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
  • Parents MUST leave the display area during judging
  • The awards presentation will be as close to 7:30 p.m. as possible. (NOTE: Delays are possible depending on the number of entrants and judges)
  • There will be a science activity for participants between the end of judging and the awards.  This will be run by Rachel Stubbert.
  • Winners and parents qualifying for Regionals will meet immediately after the awards for approximately 20 minutes.


JUDGING FORMS 

NOTE Teachers must identify Type and Level of scientific thought on the student registration form. This will assist the judges.
(e.g. EXPERIMENT, Level 2; STUDY, Level 3; etc.)​