Kids Showcase Projects at Chico Science Fair

Mar 27, 2013 10:15 PM

From studying the power of the sun, to looking at how a sound wave is created; those are just some of the more than 500 experiments that will be showcased at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds Wednesday and Thursday. The Chico Science Fair looks to teach kids valuable lessons that they can use in the classroom and their everyday lives.

The event’s co-founder, Margaret Korte says, "They design a project and they observe. They organize the data and they draw a valid conclusion, and to me, that's a lifelong skill."

While some students will spend part of their day checking out the other exhibits or showing off their own, organizers have also set up hands-on activities for the kids. Some students didn't get it right on the first try, but say they learned a lot through trial and error. Every student that participates is recognized and there are also awards given for the best projects in each grade level, Kindergarten through 12th. Several special awards will also be handed out by groups making their way around the fair including the Gateway Science Museum and Butte College Biology Department. The science fair continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. The awards reception will kick off at 6 p.m.


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