Middlebrook School will be hosting their annual Science Fair today, Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Promoting science and mathematics in the community has become important, not only nationally but locally as well, with the implementation of the I-STEM curriculum at Middlebrook. Organizers are hoping to take this opportunity to highlight the hard work and effort that the students have put into their science fair projects.
The schedule for the science fair is as follow:
3:30–5 p.m.: Science Fair and Judging in the Middlebrook New Gym
5–5:45 p.m.: Science Show in the Middlebrook Old Gym
5:45 p.m.: Awards Ceremony in the Old Gym
All projects will be available after the Science Fair so that parents, students and members of the public can see the winning projects as well as all the entries.
The Middlebrook Science Fair is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders in the area of Life Science or Physical Science and is not a mandatory part of the science curriculum. It is sponsored by the Middlebrook PTA and the Wilton Education Foundation.
Awards will be given as follows:
Sixth Grade Projects: First-, second- and third-place winners in both Life Sciences and Physical Sciences categories will receive medals and cash awards; in addition, there will be up to three “Honorable Mention” awards in each category. The 6th grade winners do not go on to the CT State Science Fair because of their age.
Seventh and Eighth Grade Projects: These grades are judged together; first-, second- and third-place winners in both Life Sciences and Physical Sciences categories will receive medals and cash awards; in addition, there will be up to three “Honorable Mention” awards in each category. Four of the place winners will be chosen to enter the CT State Science Fair as representatives of Middlebrook School.
Best of Fair: This is an award that will go to an individual or team in either the Life Science or Physical Science category that is judged overall the best of the entries in both the sixth grade and the seventh-and-eighth grade project levels. The “Best of Fair” Award will not be awarded in conjunction with the First Place winner but as a separate and distinct award. This award is in memory of Duncan Toll.