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Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

Science fairs are one of those quintessential elementary school experiences that students and parents love to complain about, and for good reason. In their worst form, parents do all the work, the artistry of the display board takes on outsized importance, and students lose track of what they are doing and why. But this bad reputation masks the underlying good bones of the idea: giving students a chance to participate fully in the process of doing science. 

Our Long-View students are immersed in that experience right now, which will culminate in their participation at the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival next weekend....