ST. JOHNS, N.L. Approximately 160 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from 17 schools across the province are getting ready to compete in the All Science Challenge on Tuesday, May 1 at Memorial University.
Hosted by Lets Talk Science volunteers at Memorial University, the All Science Challenge is a fun-filled day of fast thinking, competition and teamwork that encourages its young competitors to view science as a fun and dynamic choice for their future studies. This years challenge has attracted teams from all over the province including a team from Cloud River Academy in Roddickton.
Following the opening ceremonies, students participate in a science quiz show that puts their science knowledge to the test in disciplines such as earth sciences, psychology, physics and biotechnology.
In the afternoon, students compete in a design challenge, where they build an object using limited materials. In the past, students have constructed a cushion for an egg drop and a bridge using only plastic cups, duct tape and sticky notes.
After the scores have been tallied, the team with the highest score is named the All Science Challenge champions!
WHEN: May 1, 9 a.m.- 2:40 p.m.
Photo opportunities and interviews available during the:
- science quiz show from 9:45-11:30 a.m.
- design challenge from 1:20-2 p.m.
- awards ceremony from 2:15-2:40 p.m.
WHERE: Room 2004, Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (the former Inco building)
Memorial University St. Johns campus
MEDIA CONTACT:Siobhan Kavanagh, executive co-ordinator
Lets Talk Science Memorial University
709-864-4028; (cell) 709-728-3129