The annual Science Fair at Cunha Intermediate School saw a return of students, parents, and volunteer judges after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s fair was considered a “return to normal” by Cunha science teacher Kurt Murray, who expressed excitement at bringing the community back to the event.
The poster boards at the fair showcased a variety of scientific studies, ranging from testing the strength of different brands of dental floss to whether teachers could distinguish assignments written by students or artificial intelligence. This marked a refreshing return to in-person presentations after two years of remote fairs and virtual submissions.
For the past two years, students presented their projects through a powerpoint slideshow due to the school going remote in early spring 2020. The 2020-21 school year had only 10 participants, making it an optional project. However, this year saw a significant increase in participation with many students eager to showcase their work in person.
The event was captured by Coastside News Group photographer Anna Hoch-Kenney, and the gallery is available for viewing. The return to in-person science fair presentations was a significant milestone for Cunha Intermediate School and the community.