Research showcased in GCPS science fairs









Research showcased in GCPS science fairs


Science is all about asking questions… How? What? Why? And science fair is all about answering those questions by developing hypotheses, conducting research, analyzing data, and presenting the findings. In Gwinnett, local schools at every level conduct science fairs. County fairs host winning projects from middle and high schools. The best of the best research can move on to regional, state, even national and international competition. Science fair topics are varied— from meteorology and biochemistry to behavioral science and engineering— and the experiments and research become progressively more sophisticated at each level.

What seeds do birds prefer? Is a certain fertilizer really a miracle for plants? How does age affect short-term memory? And, of course, what are the optimal conditions for synthesizing L-3, 4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine protein from the reactant L-Tyrosine? The future of scientific research seems to be in pretty good hands, doesn’t it?

Click here for science fair tips and here for a slideshow featuring a local school science fair at the elementary level and the countywide science fairs for middle school and for high school. Click here for a news release about the county fair for high school students. Winning projects at the county fair advanced to state competition in early April. The international fair is set for May 11-16 and will be held in Atlanta.