Students always look forward to our Primary grade science fairs which enable them to prepare educational science stations to share with their fellow students. These are great opportunities to demonstrate a range of the PYP attitudes such as inquiry, critical thinking and creativity to make their stations, risk-taking by approaching a new situation thoughtfully and confidently, effective communication, and reflection by assessing themselves and what they learned from this experience.
In 2015, we also added a collaborative science fair, pairing students from different grade levels. Students learned the important process of collaboration by working together to develop and present their ideas. Visitors to the fair were invited to write their comments on posted reflection boards, encouraging them to think about the projects they saw and giving valuable feedback to the participants.