NCDES Newsletter March 2014

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Science is Fun!

Smiles all around at the Science Fair!

 

Northwest Science & Innovation (NSIS) provides programming and events to encourage more awareness of science and technology among students, with the aim of encouraging students to pursue studies and careers in science and technology. For more information visit: http://www.nsis.ca/
Northwest Science & Innovation (NSIS) provides programming and events to encourage more awareness of science and technology among students, with the aim of encouraging students to pursue studies and careers in science and technology. For more information visit: http://www.nsis.ca/

This Grade 1 student's Banana Slip project got the Best in Fair Certificate. Imagine sliding on a banana skin for the sake of scientific investigation!
This Grade 1 student’s Banana Slip project got the Best in Fair Certificate. Imagine sliding on a banana skin for the sake of scientific investigation!

 

Thank you to the Northwest Science and Innovation (NSIS) Science Fair committee, and especially Christine Slanz, Executive Director at christine@nsis.ca, for The 2014 Northwest Science Fair Extravaganza. Here are a few photos from the March 1, 2014 Terrace Science Fair held at Veritas School. Highly creative and unique projects were on display, and fun was had by all. Well done to those who chose to participate!

Cora Baerg, a grade 3 student at Uplands Elementary School, proudly wears one of the N(Si)S T-shirts and displays her ribbon and certificate, which acknowledge the hard work she put into researching the rate of decay of cheeseburgers made with and without preservatives. Nice job, Cora!
Cora Baerg, a grade 3 student at Uplands Elementary School, proudly wears one of the N(Si)S T-shirts and displays her ribbon and certificate, which acknowledge the hard work she put into researching the rate of decay of cheeseburgers made with and without preservatives. Nice job, Cora!

Eva Barnett and Charlize Bretherick, grade 4 students at Uplands Elementary School, examined the contents of dog food. Do you know what you're feeding your dog? The girls also handed out healthy homemade dog treats. My dog thoroughly enjoyed them!
Eva Barnett and Charlize Bretherick, grade 4 students at Uplands Elementary School, examined the contents of dog food. Do you know what you’re feeding your dog? The girls also handed out healthy homemade dog treats. My dog thoroughly enjoyed them!

Don’t forget to check out the Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair: Click here for the PNW Science Fair Brochure 2014 (April 11-12, NWCC, Smithers).


Notices:

April Provincial Exams

This is just a reminder that the April sitting of Provincial Exams will take place April 10-11, 2014. For further information, please refer to the B.C. Ministry of Education site: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office to talk to an academic advisor. Remember, you need to notify our office or your school if you will be writing this exam.

Please note that if you are not ready to write the exam, there will be May, June and August sessions. Keep up the hard work!


Spring Break

This is just a reminder that teachers will be away from their desks from March 17 – 28 inclusive. During this time, our NCDES clerical staff will continue to be available, and the office will remain open. We encourage students to continue working, if they wish, and teachers will be back in the office on March 31st.

Enjoy the break!


May 3rd, 2014 Popsicle Stick Bridge Building Competition

Here is an opportunity for fun! This 2014 bridge building competition is open to groups and individuals from Grade 4 to Grade 12. Please contact our school if you would like more information.

2014 Popsicle Bridge Poster


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