January 1: Online student and online judge registration opens
March 8, 10:00 pm: 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 21, 10:00 pm: Judge registration closes
Thursday, March 28, 2019: 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 29, 2019: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!