Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair Committee 2011/2012
AVRSB Liaison - Maria Carty
Chairperson - Sarah Tessier
Awards Coordinator - Cindy Middleton
Logistics Coordinator - Christine Popowich
Science Fair INFO - NS SCIENCE FAIRS
The Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair will encourage and
support the development of infrastructures* which will provide
opportunities for students to connect with other students and
The Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair will promote and support students of all abilities, backgrounds, and interests.
- reward participating students for their successes in science with the intent to reinforce their sense of themselves as winners at all levels of participation.
- support school, regional, national and international exposure for students who are producing work judged to be competitive at that level.
The Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair will promote opportunities for all students to develop specific skills and knowledge through participation in science project development:
- presentation skills (How to present or display a project)
-writing skills (How to communicate using a clear concise writing style appropriate for scientific content)
-verbal communication (How to communicate ideas through verbal presentation of a project)
- technical skills (How to use equipment)
- computer skills (How to get information and use it intelligently. CD ROM, Internet, professional publications, books . . .)
- understanding the rules of science (scientific method/endeavor
The Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair will promote an awareness for safe working conditions of students in their family environment.
- encourage students to investigate issues with possible global and futuristic potential.
- establish the use of standards for the safe handling of chemicals and/ or biologically active materials.
- establish the practice of standards for the humane handling of animals and ethical use of human subjects in experimentation.
The Annapolis Valley Regional Science Fair will promote opportunities for all students to develop scientific literacy to their achievable best.
- provide opportunities to develop scientific attitudes and enthusiasm toward science.
- promote and encourage student competition against criteria stated so as to identify the quality of scientific thought.
- reward and promote scientific excellence in students with
special aptitude and talent in this field.
a) at the school level- science clubs, Science Olympics, and fair committees.
b) at the regional level- RSF committee active in science education leadership.
c) technology- development of a pilot science fair web site (EST. 1996)
d) association- affiliate with other organizations