The Students At Foremost School Are Geniuses! |
The Students At Foremost School Are Geniuses!
On Tuesday March 14th Foremost School held its annual Jr. High Science Fair and Elementary Genius Hour.
Students from grade seven to nine were required to start with a hypothesis and then test it for their entries in this year’s fair. Once they completed their testing they were required to write a report and created a presentation board in order to display it for the public. They competed at their grade level.
One parent commented that the complexity of the experiments has risen each year, with this year being far and above the level of last year.
Although they competed and the community judges named a winner at each grade level, all of the students were invited to attend and present their projects at the Medicine Hat Science Fair.
This year’s grade seven winner was Amanda Fehr with her study of different types of irrigation on seed growth. Jordan Kurtzweg won at the grade eight level for his presentation on bio-diesel fuels. Jordan is a past winner as well. At the grade nine level Spencer Mehlen took the top honours with his presentation on concussions in sports. The over all winner for the science fair this year was Jordan Kurtzweg. Congratulations to the winners and all of those that worked so hard on their projects.
The grade five and six class shared their Genius Hour projects. According to the website, Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school.
The students shared what they had learned with the public. Their topics ranged from animals to gemstones. There was even a real dirt bike on display.
The students learned a lot and as an attendee I learned a lot from them. I look forward to next year’s Foremost School Science Fair and Genius Hour Day.