IUSD students in grades 6-12 participated in the District’s 38th annual Science Fair on Wednesday, February 6 at Northwood High School. More than 450 students presented an impressive array of 275 biological, physical, or engineering projects, including “Resonance Frequencies,” “Do Chickens Have a Color Preference,” “Invincible Enzymes,” “Rock Candy Rocks,” “Solar Power,” and “Drone Package Delivery.”
For a full project list and for more information about the Science Fair, click here to view the event program.
“IUSD and our community partners, such as the Irvine Public Schools Foundation and the Broadcom Foundation, are proud to continue this rich tradition of fostering the next generation of scientists,” said IUSD STEM Director Chris Weber. “The District’s Science Fair provides a valuable opportunity for students to experience hands-on use of scientific methods, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving skills that will prepare them for challenging colleges, careers and exciting post-secondary opportunities.”
Superintendent Terry Walker and Board Members Lauren Brooks and Ira Glasky joined family, friends, community members, and IUSD teachers and staff during the open house portion of the event. Visitors were able to meet participating students, view and discuss their projects, and attend the awards ceremony recognizing our young scientists.
This annual event is graciously sponsored by the Broadcom Foundation, though a STEM grant to Irvine Public Schools Foundation.