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2017 Science Fair Recap

The 2017 edition of the DAIS Science Fair was a tremendous success. The DAIS staff would like to congratulate all students from Pre-K to Grade 8 who participated in the event. The winning projects from the Middle School will now compete in the Virtual Round of the NESA Virtual Science Fair competition. We wish Atilla, Whit, Holly, Cassidy and Tanysha luck as their projects will now compete against the Virtual Qualifiers from other international schools around the globe.  Of these, only 5 projects will be selected to compete in the Champions League. We wish them and their projects the best.

Atilla and Whit – Alfa Alfalfas
Cassidy, Holly, and Tanysha – The Inspiration of Crystallization

Science Fair –>> Saturday, February 25th

DAIS Science Fair

The 2017 DAIS Science fair is happening this Saturday, February 25th from 9-11:30AM.  Please come and show your support for this event.  Information about times and topics are below.

9:00-9:15AM Pre-K and Kindergarten — Protecting Plants when it’s Cold

9:20-9:35AM Grade 1 — Adaptation

9:40-9:55AM Grade 2 — Designing Protective Packaging

10:00-10:15AM Grade 3 — Magnetic Forces

10:20-10:45AM Grade 4 — Wheels in Motion

10:20-10:45AM Grade 5 — Motion and Forces

10:50-11:20AM Grade 6, 7, and 8 — Independent Topics

11:20-11:30AM Awards Assembly in Lobby

Student presentations will be happening in various classrooms throughout the morning.  You can pick up a brochure or check the information board in the lobby when you arrive to find specific locations.

Community Time & Parent Coffee–>Friday, February 3

Feb. CT FLyer

At the Parent Coffee on Friday, February 3,  Mr. Foster will share information about the inclusion of Engineering Design at the DAIS Science Fair on February 25.  During the session, Mr. Foster will compare the Scientific Investigations and Engineering Design frameworks.  He will also present an example of how one topic could be developed with each framework.

Please click here to view Mr. Foster’s visual aids presented during the session.