“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X –
Are your children keen on discovering more about science and nature? Then you’ve landed on the right platform.
Spearheaded by the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), they officially launch The Science Fair for Young Children 2023 yesterday (7th March) at YMCA, Kuala Lumpur.
This year, they aimed to organise School Level Science Fairs (SLSF), Zone Level Science Fairs (ZLSF), and National Level Science Fairs (NSFYC) nationwide as they helm this event for the 17th consecutive year. Almost 60,000 Tamil students participate annually in this programme.
The Association of Science Technology and Innovation (ASTI) is an association of educators, scientists, industry representatives and individuals who are committed to advancing the role of the scientific community in inspiring the youth of the nation to join and excel in the world of science. They aim to revolutionize the teaching, understanding, and awareness of the vital role science, technology and innovation plays in fulfilling the economic, health and environmental requirements of the world’s population.
The Science Fair for Young Children provides the students an opportunity to learn a scientific topic or concept in greater depth. The Science Fair for Young Children is the only event that can expose Tamil school student’s talents at this age and be prepared for future learning of science. Students learn science with greater interest when it is more ‘hands-on’ or experimental, whereby they are led on a path of discovering scientific truths as they seek to satisfy their curiosity.
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School Level Science Fairs (SLSF)
For SLSF, the school will be required to submit the SLSF proposal (google form) and then download the materials form the website to conduct their school level science fair and submit the report (google form) once done with their event. ASTI will sponsor medals for the winners and e-certificate for the participants respectively. SLSF will be launched in April.
Zone Level Science Fairs (ZLSF)
For 2023, ZLSF will be conducted as hands-on experiment method. The students will be required to conduct two sets of experiments on the spot and answer the provided question sheet on the ZLSF day. Marking and ranking will be determined based on students’ performance. A total of 60-100 schools will be chosen to compete in the national science fair. ZLSF will be launched on May.
National Level Science Fairs (NSFYC)
For the National Level Science Fair 2023, the schools will be given titles based on a theme that will be decide later by the judging team. The school required to develop the experiment with prototype based on scientific methodology to participate in the National Level Science Fair. Thus, schools are required to submit 20 pages report to the secretariat before the Grand Finale.
Finally, the schools will showcase their experiment to the judges and general public at the Grand Finale.
According Mr. Subaash Krishnan, the Project Director of SFYC 2023 he remarked that last year 282 schools have participated in the School Level Science Fairs and 395 schools have participated Zone Level Science Fairs.
Having that said, all Tamil schools are welcome to participate in this Science Fair 2023.
Do not miss this golden opportunity, participate now!