BUCYRUS – While one tradition will continue at Bucyrus Secondary School, another will be started with this year’s Science Night Thursday, Feb. 15.
Nearly 200 students in grades 6 through 12 will be involved in either the Middle School Science Fair, the High School STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) or in a support capacity as a member of the Bucyrus High School Science Club.
“The decision was made to move to a STEAM night for the High School in order to provide our students a less prescriptive environment to display their work,” said Patrick O’Connell, event organizer and High School Science teacher.
“We were also able to include most of the core science classes, the elective science classes, engineering technologies, and art classes in the evening’s festivities.”
Under the traditional science fair format, the actual work of students could only be displayed through limited pictures on display boards. Bucyrus Middle School students participating in the Middle School Science Fair will still have the opportunity to advance to district and state competitions.
The new STEAM format, specifically for students in grades nine through twelve, allows for demonstrations through models, video, pictures and interactive presentations.
“The high school students have really embraced the opportunity to show off their work in the new format,” said O’Connell. “The collaboration between the chemistry classes and art classes is just one example of how the new format will affect BHS students.”
The event gets underway at 5:00 p.m., with project judging and evaluation starting at 6:00 p.m. Any Bucyrus community members are welcome to attend Science Night and evaluate High School STEAM projects, and those interested in serving as judges for the Middle School Science Fair should contact Melissa Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Science Fair, now Science Night, is always a great for our students and their families,” said Kevin Kimmel, Bucyrus Superintendent. “I would encourage the families of our Elementary School students to attend this special night to see what’s possible for them as they continue their journey as Bucyrus students!”
Please contact Mr. Patrick O’Connell at email@example.com for more information about the Science Night and for sponsorship opportunities.