EPS Science Fair to be March 31

The annual Science Fair will be held Monday night, March 28, at the Elgin High School gymnasium.

Under the direction of instructor Sara Walsh, the eveng will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and involve EPS science students in grades 7-12.

“We really have a lot of creative ideas this year,” Mrs. Walsh said Monday.

“They (the students) have also really been focusing on using technology in their testing when possible.

“They’ve also been incorporating more visuals into their presentations including the use of the video footage (compiled on Movie Maker) from their testing — especially if their testing cannot be redone that night.  As always, they are encouraged to have audience participation.”

She noted that she has worked with other teachers this year to assist with the fair.

“I worked more with some other teachers, Tina Thiele-Blecher helped the junior high language arts kids with their research. She actually taught them research methods (using print media instead of Internet!) and how to compile their papers. Amy Selting worked with the freshmen and taught them how to use Movie Maker. And Heidi Rethmeier assisted with the use of her probes and CBL units.

Some topics include: texting while driving, who takes more steps during the day — PJ or EP kids (and health benefits of), tests for taste sensitivity, smoking and lung health, blood spatter trajectories.

There are many more — but these are some creative ones that jump out at me right now, Mrs. Walsh noted.

Make plans now to attend!