28 Mar, 2016
10 : 00
Boom! Our campus courtyard shook with the sound of a firework demonstration by our senior Secondary Chemistry class. In the past week, engaging experiments ranging from methane balloon combustion to metal reactions with water have aroused students' interest in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, culminating to the Science Fair exhibition on Friday afternoon in our Great Hall.
As an annual event in YCIS Chongqing, the Science Fair is a weeklong event, in which all classes participate to demonstrate their interests in science through practical experiments, pop quiz competitions, and showcases of students’ own examples of research based on the scientific method. Since this is the process scientists in the real world actually use in their discoveries, it is great experience for all future scientists at YCIS.
This year’s Science Fair exhibition had an excellent turnout, and our Great Hall was packed with students, parents, and teachers browsing the presentations our students had diligently prepared over the course of a month. Experiments ranged from those investigating the most efficient way to cool drinks to those exploring the effect of music on the efficiency of memorisation, and our parents enjoyed listening to their children ardently explaining their hypotheses and conclusions.
Science education is an essential part of YCIS Chongqing’s holistic curriculum, and every year we seek to outdo our previous efforts to give students the best learning experiences to help immerse them in the captivating world of experimentation and discovery.