With the “Science Fair”, Muretain secondary school students draw attention to their avant-garde projects

With the “Science Fair”, Muretain secondary school students draw attention to their avant-garde projects

The “Science Fair”, inspired by the American model, was successfully tested with students from the Pierre d’Aragon secondary school in Muret.

During the recent open day at Pierre d’Aragon Secondary School, students from the European Department of Physics-Chemistry, accompanied by their English teachers, Mrs. Brassens, Fourcade and Chakori, and their Physics-Chemistry teacher, Mr. Le Moine, took part to the very first edition of a “Science Fair”. Inspired by the American model, the Science Fair (scientific exhibition in French) is an event where students have the opportunity to present the projects they have been working on throughout the school year. These projects are materialized through explanatory posters (in English) and models. For this first edition, the themes covered were the environment for second-year students, space for first-year students and artificial intelligence for final-year students.
Parents, students and members of the establishment staff came in large numbers to interact with these young aspiring scientists.

A very ecological first prize

The projects ranged from the design of ecological clothing to the study of an airplane wing, including a reflection on the place of artificial intelligence in art. Ms. Chakori, English teacher and head of the Terminale class of the European Department of Physics and Chemistry at Pierre d’Aragon Secondary School, expressed her enthusiasm about the success of this project: “The Science Fair was a great first for the students, colleagues and myself. While this type of project is very common in the United States, we didn’t know if it would have the same success in a high school in France. I’m very happy to see that the answer is yes. »
Visitors could vote for the best project, with prizes for the winning groups. The first prize went to a group of second-year students for their work on a solar-powered boat that collects both microplastics from the sea and macroplastics for recycling. A project to make clothing from milk casein or mushroom mycelium took second place. And finally, a group of first-graders took third place for their project on the expansion of the universe.

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