The time for the annual Science Fair at Zlatarski International School is approaching. As usual it will take place right before the end of the school year on 25th and 26th June 2013. This will be an important event for the students from 11 IB classes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology as they will have to present their Group 4 Projects. The topic for their independent multidisciplinary research this year is Water. Working on it we visited the Water treatment plant in Bistrica and learned about water purification systems. Students’ projects will be assesses for personal skills according to the International Baccalaureate’s Internal Assessment criteria – motivation, cooperation, communication with others, and perseverance in completing the project. Each student contributions will be assessed by the teachers as well as by the peers team members.
Most of the 10th graders are ready, but some are still preparing the final touches of their personal science projects. Hopefully they will present carefully thought of experiments that have the potential to greatly improve students’ final grades in Biology. The personal science project has become a formal requirement for young biologists. They will present posters showing the research question and relevant variables, the procedure, results and conclusions they reached and exhibit some of their experimental work.
But the Science Fair is not only about assessment! On the 25th June you can make your dreams come true by launching your very own rocket or creating a personal cosmetic line! There will be exhibition of 3D models of molecules made by the 10th and 11th graders. Also in the program there are games and eco-cinema and loads of fun! Check out the detailed program! The aim of the Science Fair is to give Zlatarski School students an opportunity to have fun and enjoy science by experiencing an open forum where everyone can demonstrate their knowledge and skills and learn from everyone else – old or young.
|25 June 2013||
|What?Events||When?Starts – ends||Where?Location||Who?Participants, instructor|
|3D MOLECULES exhibition||8.30 – end of the day||Corridor 1st floor||Students from 9, 10 and 11 grades, Lyubov Dombeva|
|Meeting Young Scientist – Tzvetan Simeonov, finalist in FameLab 2012 competition||9.30 – 10.30||The Gym||All students from 10 grade, Kiril from 10 A, Lyubov Dombeva|
|Science projects/History of inventions presentations||10.30 – 14.00||10th grades classrooms||Students from 10 grades, Lyubov Dombeva|
|Rocket launching||9.00 – 11.00||The football field||Students from 11A, 8 grades, Dobri Vetsov|
|Science Party Games – Pictionary – speed drawing of sci terms; Pollution – Simulation of air and water pollution in a local community||10.30 – 12.00||8 and 9 grade classrooms||Students from 8 grades, Kiril, Damyan and Simeon from 10th V, Lozeta Grigorova|
|Cosmetics workshop – create your own cosmetic line!||10.30 – 11.30||Science Lab||Participants have to book their place in advance! Rumi Popova|
|Eco-cinema||11.00 – 13.00||Computer Lab||Students of all grades, Miroslav Kostov|
|26 June 2013|
|Rocket launching||9.00 – 11.00||The football field||Students from 11A, 8 grades, Everyone is invited! Dobri Vetsov|
|Group 4 Project Presentations – Students from 11 IB class present their collaborative projects in Physics, Chemistry and Biology||9.30 – 13.00||The gym||Students from 10 and 11 grade with science teachers|
|Physics presentations||9.00 – 11.00||The Library||Students from 11A, 10 grades, Everyone is invited! Andriana Vasileva|