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More Than 350 Students Showcase Their Skills at the 2024 Science Fair and Innovation Expo

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More Than 350 Students Showcase Their Skills at the 2024 Science Fair and Innovation Expo

Jan 30, 2024
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Forest Hills School District’s annual Science Fair and Innovation Expo took place this past weekend on Saturday, January 27 at Nagel Middle School. With more than 350 student participants presenting nearly 315 projects, the event featured engaging topics, such as lava lamps, magnetic fields and much more. This was a fantastic opportunity for all K-12 students to get inventive and pose their STEM-based ideas and research to the community. 

The Science Fair and Innovation Expo was generously funded by the Forest Hills Foundation for Education. FHSD is truly grateful for our partnership with the Foundation, which helps provide students with opportunities to expand on the lessons and knowledge they gain in the classroom. 

We would also like to thank the judges who volunteered their time to provide feedback on the projects.

Overhead photo of science fair

Students expressed their creativity and ingenuity in a variety of ways. One project explored which ice cream brands melt the fastest. Another considered how music tempo affects running speed, and one student searched for natural alternatives to food coloring. 

The Science Fair was open for all students in grades 5-12 to showcase research-based projects. Many students explored various STEM topics, conducting research, gathering data and presenting their findings. Community judges provided a formal score and feedback on each project. Select projects will move forward and participate in UC’s District Science Day, which will allow students to potentially qualify for State Science Day. 

Students of all grade levels, K-12, had the opportunity to participate in the Innovation Expo. These projects were more open-ended, allowing students to explore more than just STEM topics and include elements of art and design. Projects entered in the Innovation Expo did not receive a formal score, but rather verbal and written feedback from the judges.

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