Edmonton scholars exhibit their science talents at annual pageant

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Students from Edmonton and surrounding spaces confirmed off their hobby for science Saturday at an annual pageant.

The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) held its annual Science Olympics in Edmonton.

The tournament featured Grade 1 to 12 scholars who put their creativity and science wisdom to the check by means of seeking to flip on a regular basis gadgets into engineering marvels and fixing geoscience mysteries.

The pageant has more than one department in step with pupil’s grades.

The groups who competed in department one have been requested to construct an aqueduct, with every staff receiving the same quantity and form of subject material.

“They have to build an aqueduct that goes from 30 cms down and we pour I think it’s a litre of water through it and however much water they get at the end…the more water they get at the end the better they have done,” mentioned Elizabeth Walton, a coordinator with the APEGA Special Olympics.

Learning to paintings in a staff atmosphere used to be additionally a part of the enjoy for college kids.

“We want them to collaborate. We want them to work together and work on their communication skills between their team members,” Walton mentioned.

“We’ve seen some teams where they really struggle with that, so it’s a great opportunity for them to learn those skills because that’s something we can learn all through our lives.”

Walton mentioned the development has developed through the years.

“We’ve had so many different kinds of events and things that we’ve designed quite simply and really really super complex ones, so it’s really been a great experience.”

The hope is the development evokes contributors against a occupation in engineering and geosciences.

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