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PHOTOS: Columneetza science students host science fair in Williams Lake

Students showcased their projects, while music played and lunch was served

Four blocks of Grades 8 and 9 science students were displaying group projects on June 22 at a science fair instead of worrying about a final exam.

Students chose the theme of “Engineers of Tomorrow: Together we can do more” for the science fair, and on the sunny Thursday, the event felt festive, with music, food and booths displaying student projects.

Teacher Samantha Atkinson said the projects, which students began in early June, were replacement assessments which allow her to see students at their best.

While many students have anxiety around tests and final exams, the projects still demonstrate their knowledge of the subject, said Atkinson.

She also likes the students having a collaborative piece to their final evaluations.

Projects blended all four units together: chemistry, biology, physics and Earth Science.

Some younger science classes were invited to tour the booths and ask questions, including from Nesika Elementary and some Grade 7 Columneetza students.

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I moved back to my hometown of Williams Lake after living away and joined the amazing team at the Williams Lake Tribune in 2021.
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