Important dates and times for FLASF 2020

January 1: Online student and online judge registration opens January 1 : Student registration closes (online registration must be completed, plus the registration fee ($15) and signed permission form must be received by FLASF by this deadline) March 6, 5:00 pm: Judge registration closes

Thursday, March 26, 2020:  Day 1 of the Fair

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Student arrival and check-in at the Student Registration booth 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Project set-up and safety check 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: McArthur Cafeteria is open for food purchase (or bring your own). REMEMBER you must be at your project by 5:50 pm! 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Category and Special Awards Judging All students must be at their project display NO PARENTS IN JUDGING AREAS OR GYM DURING THIS TIME 9:00 pm: Student pickup

Friday, March 27, 2020:  Day 2 of the Fair

8:30 am – 8:45 am: Student arrival 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Grades 5 & 6 – Hands-On Science Workshops Grades 7 to 12 – Best-of-Fair and Special Awards Judging 10:00 am –12:00 pm: Public viewing; Workshops for Visiting Classes (see Teacher Page for more information); Best-of-Fair & Special Awards Judging 11:30 pm- 12:20 pm: Lunch break For lunch, bring a bag lunch or the cafeteria offers a full selection of a la carte menu items. 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Special Presentation in the auditorium Keynote Speaker: Lasers! From making lighter cars to watching Black Holes collide Dr. James Fraser, Dept of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy Queen’s University 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Awards Ceremony in the auditorium 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Take-down of projects, Clean-up and student pickup. Workshops (see Teachers Page for Class Registration)

The following are the workshops were hosted in 2018.  Workshops for 2019 to be announced.

  1. Making Canadian Makers (Queen’s Engineering Connections): What’s the difference between a good idea and an innovation? How do you become a maker, an innovator? In this hands-on workshop, participants will work in groups to design, iterate and prototype a idea.
  2. Introduction to Lego EV3 Robotics (Queen’s RoboGals): The students will have the opportunity to learn how to program LEGO EV3 robots with Mindstorms software to complete fun challenges and activities.
  3. Our Energy System (Dan Hendry, Sustainable Initiatives Coordinator, Limestone District School Board): How much of our energy is wasted and how can we do our part to conserve it? A hands on workshop, ending with a human powered generator!