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Peterborough Regional Science Fair a Huge Success

The 33rd annual Peterborough Regional Science Fair, held at Trent University on Tuesday, April 8, transformed campus science labs into amphitheatres of creativity and ingenuity.

513 students participated in this year’s fair, representing 27 local schools. Students from kindergarten to OAC were involved, and projects covered a dazzling array of topics.

At 2:30 p.m. all participants were able to take part in group activities. Students from kindergarten to grade eight were invited to see a dynamic science show in the Wenjack Theatre, and high school students toured cutting-edge research labs on campus, such as the DNA lab, the wind tunnel and electron microscope labs.

Photos: Robin, a grade one student from Westmount Public School, worked with a classmate, Fiona, to test the effect of certain liquids on egg shells. The two girls immersed one egg in vinegar, one egg in water and one in a salt water solution and discovered that egg shells completely dissolve in vinegar!

Christian, a grade one student from Westmount Public School, gets up close and personal with one of the skulls displayed in his science fair project.

Posted April 8, 2003

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