12:10pm

Sun February 12, 2012
Science and Tech

Hundreds Compete in Science Fair

Saturday is a big day for nearly 700 Fayette County public, private and home school students participating in the 28th annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair at Bryan Station High. Fayette County Public Schools Science Contest Specialist David Helm, a twenty-year veteran of the science fair, says the event is an opportunity for kids to put what they've been studying into action.

"It's really not about which students have access to the highest tech material to use but which students carry out scientific, sound principles with regard to their investigations. We want them to run experiments that are controlled, give results that can be validated through repeated trials, and then to be able to communicate those results in an interview type process through the judging situation."

The theme for this year's competition is "Science: It's Energy for Life". Young scientists from fourth through the twelfth grades will be competing in a number of categories.

The judging begins at 9, the public can view the exhibits at noon, and the prizes will be awarded at 3 pm.

The winners will move on to the regional science fair next month at the University of Kentucky.