Video: Langley students present their projects at the Regional Science Fair

Video: Langley students present their projects at the Regional Science Fair

Students from kindergarten to grade 12 were selected from Fraser Valley schools, and 116 projects were presented

The best science fair projects from Fraser Valley students were on display at the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) on Thursday, April 11.

Students from Langley, Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope participated as a class, group or as individuals.

A total of 116 projects were submitted to the audience and judges and were eligible to win cash and prizes.

Students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to be selected to represent Team BC at the Canada Science Fair in Ottawa with all expenses paid.

“I am very excited to be here,” said Avneet Singh Sandhu, a Class 5 student from Dasmesh Punjabi School. “I've been waiting for this day.”

Sandu based his project on plant photosynthesis, but there were topics ranging from global warming to mental health and even a 3D printer.

At Dashmish Punjabi School in Abbotsford, the first tour was inside the classroom.

Five projects were originally selected from each class, which were then narrowed down to three. These three were presented at the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair.

“I wasn’t expecting to pass the first round,” said Gurnihal Singh Bains, a fourth-grader.

The event aims to spark imagination and a love of science, which is exactly what happened to Grade 8 students Jabandeep Gill and Mutab Khangura.

Khanjura was at Vancouver International Airport ready to leave on a flight when his family couldn't find parking. Unfortunately, his family ended up missing their flight.

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This disturbing situation inspired Khanjura to create a sensor that drivers could install in their car that would communicate with automated sensors in parking lot poles. Not only will it allow drivers to find a kiosk in a crowded area, but they can easily find their car when they return.

Gill and Khanjura were excited to share their project, saying “We want to go to nationals!”

The duo, along with other young scientists, will find out what they've done at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 17 April.

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