Dear Holy Cross School Grade 4-8 families,
Exciting things are about to happen! We are already in the process of hosting a Virtual Bison Regional Science Fair (BRSF) All Grade 4-8 students are invited to participate and showcase their scientific skills with other Catholic and Independent schools. I would like to invite you to work along with your child as he or she selects, investigates, and reports on an appropriate area of Science. With your interest and encouragement, your child can develop the skills and attitudes he or she needs to make this project a valuable experience.
Please encourage your child to do the most, if not all, of the work. Parents sometimes want to build an entire project, to make it “perfect”. It is more important that your child wrestle with problems and try to solve them, because learning is in the doing. Guide your child whenever and wherever you can, but let the final project reflect your child’s individual effort and design. Remember your child’s success in our science fair will not be measured by ribbons, trophies, or certificates. Your child will succeed by learning and understanding more about Science and how scientists’ work. Awards are secondary. The real goal of the Science fair is stimulating your child’s curiosity about the world.
BRSF provides an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic young scientists who are curious and eager, to learn about the possibilities of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and to investigate topics of personal interest. In addition, they are provided professional level feedback and recognition for their efforts. Our Bison Regional Science Fair is affiliated with Youth Science Canada. Top winners from grade 7 and 8 of Bison Regional Science Fair will be participating in the Virtual Canada Wide Science fair from May 17-21.
Students have already received Bison Regional Science Fair information directly from their homeroom teachers before the spring holidays. It is still not too late to participate, should you need more information, please follow the link https://youthscience.ca/bison/
for an updated information. Deadline is April 12th
and BRSF dates are April 16-18th
. Awards Ceremony will be on April 18th
in the afternoon.
I look forward to your participation in our upcoming Bison Regional Science Fair. Please call or email me with your questions and suggestions. Let’s work together so that our Science fair will be a memorable and pleasant experience for your child.
Dr. A. Bajaj
Science Fair Organizerabajaj@holycrossschool.mb.ca