The annual Cedarcrest High School Science Fair will look a little different this year.
The Feb. 23 event will be the first Cedarcrest High School STEM fair. Differences include changing from previous year's requirement that students follow scientific method with an exact procedure to allowing participants to examine problems with real-world connections, collaboration, student voice and choice.
Another change is that instead of trifold boards, students can generate products to demonstrate their solutions to the problem using science, technology, engineering and math to create their solutions.
The focus won't be on competition and medals, but rather on engaging in problem-solving and sharing efforts with the community. Along with STEM projects, the fair will demonstrate the STEM work going on in Cedarcrest classes, clubs, and organizations.
Plans for next year, include expanding to include K-8 students from throughout the District. Everyone is welcome to attend on Feb. 23 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Cedarcrest High School Commons.