The Commons is filled to the brim with cardboard trifolds, all prepared for judging. On these boards are the works of students who have dedicated their time to the science fair. Projects are showcased each year and judged with the hopes of advancing to the next fair. In honors chemistry, it is required to do a project, but many students in different years choose to do the fair on their own, as many competitors view it as an excellent way to reveal all their hard work.
“[Science fair] proves that students have a lot more to offer to the science community given the opportunity to succeed,” sophomore Jacob Kerby said. “Anything is possible.”
Majority of scientific projects are independent projects, meaning there is little teacher guidance. This can be extremely helpful for students who are on the go with their projects and work well with their own guidance.
“I see great value in bringing in new knowledge to the world and improving what we know [through scientific research],” junior Erin Clancy said. “It gives you self independence.”
Preliminary judging is happening Wednesday, Feb. 6 to see who moves on to interviews. After interviews, awards will be handed out and students will be placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. 1st place will automatically go to the District Science Fair accompanied by some 2nd place students as well.
For more information about science fair, visit the science fair page: http://www.mpsaz.org/rmhs/organizations/sciencefair/.
(Featured photo courtesy of Red Mountain Activities Page)