The annual Science Fair at Cunha Intermediate School was a significant milestone for the community, as it marked a return to in-person presentations after two years of remote fairs and virtual submissions. For the 2020-21 school year, the event went remote and only had 10 participants. Since then, students presented their projects through a powerpoint slideshow. This year’s fair was considered a “return to normal” by Cunha science teacher Kurt Murray, who expressed excitement at bringing the community back to the event.
The poster boards at the fair showcased a variety of scientific studies, ranging from testing the strength of different brands of dental floss to whether teachers could distinguish assignments written by students or artificial intelligence. The refreshing return to in-person presentations was captured by Coastside News Group photographer Anna Hoch-Kenney, and the gallery is available for viewing.
According to Kurt Murray, this year’s fair was an important step towards returning to normalcy after two years of virtual events. He expressed his excitement about bringing the community together once again and providing students with an opportunity to showcase their hard work in person.
The Science Fair at Cunha Intermediate School has always been an important event for both students and parents alike. It provides an opportunity for students to explore their interests and learn new skills while also giving them valuable experience in presenting their work in front of others. This year’s fair was no exception, with students presenting a wide range of scientific studies that were both informative and engaging.