VSB Science Projects Take City By Storm

Community, Programs, Schools & Students

Hundreds of students from Grades 4 to 12 participated in our annual VSB Science Celebration— for elementary students— and the District Science Fair —for secondary students.

The VSB Science Celebration, held annually at Science World, is an opportunity for Grade 4–7 elementary school students to showcase their projects in a non-competitive format. Projects are displayed over the weekend and students engage with the public to explain their experiments.

The Vancouver District Science Fair (VDSF) is for grade 7-12 students, while Science Celebration is for elementary school students only. Students in the VDSF can win a spot to go to the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at UBC in April.

Science fair projects allow students to apply a hands-on approach to science exploration, while integrating cross-curricular skills. Through questions and investigations, students explore topics ranging from art to information technology, sports to psychology.

Thank you to all the teachers and staff who work tirelessly to organize these events, and to our community partners at Langara College and Science World.

About the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair

Approximately 350 student participants will present their projects at the 33rd annual Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair. These participants will have advanced on from their local, school and district science fairs held across the region.

Students will showcase projects in the fields of discovery, energy, health, information, environment, innovation and resources. Awards will include trophies, scholarships, travel awards, and cash prizes valued at more than $30,000. Students will also be selected for 17 coveted spots to the 2016 Canada-Wide Science Fair. Beyond showcasing their projects, participants will also have the opportunity to visit research facilities at UBC, attend a Science Show and build lasting friendships with other participants from across their region.

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