The West Kootenay Regional Science Fair gives students from around the region opportunities to design and carry out a science experiment, study, research or innovation which is judged by volunteers from various science professions.
Explore the world around you through inquiry-based learning! More than 100 youth participate in the annual West Kootenay Regional Science Fair from four school districts: 8, 10, 20, and 51.
Students grades K-12 are invited to take an in-depth look at topics that are of interest to them by developing a science project in one of the following categories:
Innovation - Design and test new devices, models, theories, or method in any science discipline.
Research - Written study of a question of scientific interest.
Study - Analyze collections of data using accepted scientific methods.
Experiment - Actively test a hypothesis by experimental methods.
Awards (monetary and metals) are given out for projects in all the above categories. Students who choose to enter projects in the experiment, study or innovation categories may also have a chance to go to Nationals for their hard work and dedication to science. Additional awards are offered by local businesses or foundations to spur research and experimentation in various areas of interest.
Science fair participation increases youth understanding and use of scientific inquiry and offers direct feedback on student projects, including research, experimentation and innovation. It also showcases local science education and career opportunities and allows youth to connect with science professionals working in a variety of fields.
The next Regional Science Fair will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Castlegar Campus.
Stay tuned for the Fall 2017 launch of this year's event.
*NEW* - The West Kootenay Regional Science Fair welcomes Science World's Community Science Celebration to this year's event. Admittance is free and everyone is welcome!