The Society for the Advancement of Young Scientists (SAYS) is a non-profit organization, made up of volunteers, which organizes the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (VIRSF) held in the spring. VIRSF is one of 13 Youth Science Fair of Canada sanctioned fairs in British Columbia (BC). Participants are youth from grades 4-12. The object of the fair is to foster scientific inquiry among young people and to provide young scientists an opportunity to demonstrate their findings. The presenters who will represent SAYS are Andrea Chan And Matt Treble. They are alumni of both VIRSF and the national science fair. They will be talking about the process of a science fair project through the scientific method for elementary and high school students, How projects can be marked/judged using marking forms, and how a fair can look in a classroom, school-wide, and entered at a fair. They will provide the Google Slides presentation to all of the resources that can be used in the classroom such as workbooks on how to create a science fair project using the scientific method for elementary and high school students, marking forms used by judges, and ethics resources.
Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Andrea Chan is an alumna of the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair (VIRSF) and the national fair. She has been a part of the Science fair community for nine years; from participating in the fair to becoming the president of the committee that organizes the fair. Currently, she is a substitute teacher in Victoria and recently graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor in Education (elementary).