March 25, 2023
Science is more than a subject in school. It is more than a career path. Science is a way of thinking, an analytical process-driven way of looking at the world. Science is a worldview fixed upon progress, intellectual humility, and evolving knowledge. This month, the students of BASIS Independent Fremont flexed their science muscles at the BIF Science Fair and STEM Fest. With hundreds of parents in attendance, students from kindergarten to grade 5 showcased projects spanning many branches of science.
Science education teaches children how to think critically and logically, encouraging them to use evidence and reason to form conclusions. This skill is essential in all areas of life, not just science. Above, a team of grade 1 scientists explore how colors form by examining the absorption of liquids.
Science education provides children with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. These fields are in high demand and offer many opportunities for growth and advancement. Above, kindergarten teacher Mr. Jordan questions students during their presentation about microorganisms.
Science education helps children become informed and responsible citizens, enabling them to make informed decisions about their health, the environment, and other important issues that affect their lives. Above, grade 5 student Daphne eliminates waste by storing ketchup in Boba capsules instead of single-use plastic packets.
The parent-led STEM Fest on the weekend followed Friday’s Science Fair. Hundreds of students, parents, and community members came together for the expo to celebrate science education. The extracurricular accomplishments of students were on display as students learned about a breadth of topics, from building artificial ear drums to exploring robotics.
Together, the 2023 Science Fair and STEM Fest brought science to the forefront of the conversation!