January 1: Online student and online judge registration opens
March 1, 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 19, 10:00 pm: Judge registration closes
Wednesday, March 28, 2018: 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 6:00 pm! Pizza slice - cheese or pepperoni ($3.50), Potato chips ($2.00), Chocolate Bar ($2.50), Pop ($2.50), Fruit - apple / bananas ($0.90) Pricing and availability of these items subject to change.
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Category and Special Awards Judging All students must be at their project display
9:00 pm: Student pickup
Thursday, March 29, 2018: Day 2 of the Fair
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Student arrival
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Grades 5 & 6 – Science Presentation; Grades 7 to 12 – Best-of-Fair and Special Awards Judging
10:00 am –12:00 pm: Public viewing; Workshops (see below for more information); Best-of-Fair & Special Awards Judging
11:30 pm- 12:30 pm: Lunch break (McArthur Cafeteria is open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm). For lunch, 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: Dr.Merritt Turetsky Canada Research Chair, University of Guelph, Dept. of Integrative Biology "A permafrost nation: How Canadian land influences global climate" Twitter @queenofpeat
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 to be hosted in 2018
- 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!