All grades create science fair or Engineering Design projects for the school competition held in December.
Diocesan Science Fair Competition open to students in grades 6-8.
Northeast Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair Competition open to students in grades 6-8.
Florida State Science Fair open to students in grades 6-8.
Faculty Sponsors: Patrick Madigan and Carol Turner
Science fair is an opportunity for students to apply the scientific method to conduct independent research. The results of each student’s research is presented in a school wide science fair–or sponsored local science fair– where the student’s efforts are displayed and where students are interviewed to determine scientific merit. Students who have been judged to have used the scientific method properly and who have demonstrated thoroughness in their studies and effort are awarded prizes and are advanced to compete in regional, state, national and international science fairs.
The overall goal of the science Fair is for the students to gain lifelong skills in the areas of critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication, and public speaking.
STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy.(Tsupros, 2009)