SANDY — The Canyons School District will hold its annual science fair in February.
Around 180 elementary school entries and 200 secondary school entries are expected this year, highlighting a gamut of projects that have historically ranged from determining the biggest popcorn kernel to how to make biofuel out of grass.
The District Science Fair for elementary students is Monday, Feb. 10, and for secondary students is Wednesday, Feb. 12. Both events will take place at Canyons’ Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East.
Judges will choose 90 elementary school projects and 40 secondary projects to advance to the regional Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair in March, where students can win up to $80,000 in college scholarships.
A select number of students may also be eligible to advance past the regional fair to participate in the International Science and Engineering Fair. Last year, two Canyons students advanced to the International Fair, where the district has been represented every year since its creation in 2009.
An open house for the elementary school entries will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, and an open house for entries from grades 7-12 will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13.