The Elementary Mathematics and Science Fair is one of the largest academic competitions in the state.
The following special awards, sponsored by community partners, were presented:
- Aviation Award – Sponsored by FlightSafety International
- Energy Award – Sponsored by Florida Power and Light Company
- Green Earth Award – Sponsored by the Palm Beach Science Educators Association
Click here to view the complete listing of award winning projects of the Elementary Mathematics and Science Fair.
“The Elementary Mathematics and Science Fair provides young learners with an opportunity to investigate the things they are curious about, design and execute their own experiments, practice how scientists and mathematicians do their work, and begin making choices about what they might want in their future,” said Thomas Medcalf, Elementary Science Resource Teacher and District Fair Coordinator.
Over 1,200 elementary students from across Palm Beach County visited the fair to view the projects and learn from them. They also had the chance to participate in a wide variety of interactive mathematics and science activities such as Mathematics and Science Jeopardy. Teachers from several elementary schools such as Addison Mizner and Rolling Green conducted hands-on activities with the participating students.
Wendy Spielman King, K-12 Science Manager for the School District of Palm Beach County, stated, “It is important that students acquire mathematical and scientific knowledge, but the application of this knowledge is the key to true understanding. The Elementary Mathematics and Science Fair challenges our students to use their knowledge and apply it to solve problems. That’s why this event is so important for student learning.”
About The School District of Palm Beach County
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