Fun with science

Qualicum Beach-Purple goo a big hit at school fair

Grade 1 student Simon Plett shows some purple goo from his popular science project at Arrowview Elementary Tuesday.

Students and parents made their way through three classrooms full of science fair projects at Arrowview Elementary School Tuesday where exhibits ranged from The Science of Soccer to Enzyme information.

A number of the projects will move on to the district Science Fair taking place at Wembley Mall from Feb. 27 to March 1.

Six year old Simon Plett was one of the students showing off his project at Arrowview this week entitled Mixing Stuff. He mixed together a bunch of random ingredients to see what cool things he could create and his purple goo made up of glue, water, food colouring and borax was a bit hit with other students.

When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he had this answer:

“I want to do what my dad does, no job, just goes to work.”

Students displayed their projects at school science fairs throughout the district this week. Each student investigated a phenomenon in science through either a detailed study or by carrying out an experiment.

 

There will be over 200 exhibits with about 400 participants from Kindergarten to Grade 12 at the district Science Fair next week.

 

 

Just Posted

Qualicum Beach charity hosts fundraiser for Guatemalan students

Aldea Maya has been working in the Central American country since 2012

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club on a roll for artificial turf

Project to cost over $500,000 but will save club money

More Parksville pop-up water parks planned

Fire department says Sunday, Aug. 18 next one on the agenda

Hi Neighbour Day celebrates 50th year in Errington

Pancake breakfast, parade, zucchini race and more planned for this years’ festivities

Semi-truck crashes on Hwy. 4 between Port Alberni and Tofino-Ucluelet

Drivers heading in or out of Tofino-Ucluelet Friday afternoon should expect delays

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

‘It’s just the freedom:’ Paralyzed Broncos player pursuing life on the water

The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year

Canadians killed in Afghanistan honoured during emotional dedication ceremony

One-hundred-fifty-eight Canadian soldiers died during the mission

It’s snow joke: Up to 30 cm of snow expected to fall in northeastern B.C.

Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson to be hit with August snowstorm, according to Environment Canada

‘I’m just absolutely disgusted’: Husband furious after B.C. Mountie’s killer gets day parole

Kenneth Fenton was sentenced to prison after he fatally struck Const. Sarah Beckett’s cruiser

Sea-to-Sky Gondola in B.C. likely out of commission until 2020

Sea to Sky Gondola carries between 1,500 and 3,000 people every day during the summer season

Helicopter-riding dog Mr. Bentley now featured on cans of new B.C.-made beer

Partial proceeds from every pack go to Children’s Wish

PHOTOS: Weapons seized at Portland right-wing rally, counterprotests

Not all who gathered Saturday were with right-wing groups or antifa

Ferries employees participating in Denman Island cleanup for plastic-shedding ferry

The cleanup comes a few weeks after one organized by residents of the Island

Most Read