By: Grade 8 Teachers Mr. Britt and Mrs. Dombroski
Entering into the Senior School can be a big change for the Grade 8’s here at York House. The expectations with new schedules, teachers and classes can be overwhelming. Upon entering the Senior Science wing the Grade 8’s come to terms with what is expected of them. From class work, homework to scantron tests and quizzes – the year moves quickly.
One of the major projects the Grade 8’s were involved in from September to December this year was investigating Life Sciences and the Scientific Method. In alignment with BC’s Year of Science, each of our Grade 8’s have developed a unique science fair project. They have completed numerous proposals, gone through many drafts and have created a presentation which involved a rigorous cross-examination by their peers.
Some of the topics explored included: caffeine’s effect on the body, brain and memory functions, acids and bases, fungal growth, friction and planes, and many others!! Some of the projects will be displayed in the Science Wing this term, please stop and take a look.
All the Grade 8’s deserve to be congratulated on their hard work and diligence in their science investigations! The Regional Science Fair is coming up and we look forward to refining some of the projects even further.