Creation Science Fair 1998 Report
All praise and honour go to our Lord and Creator. He alone does marvellous things,
indeed it is an awesome thing to see His glory displayed.
Together with the co-sponsors: l'Association de Science Création de Québec and International Christian
Crusade; Creation Discovery Project is pleased to report on the results of our third annual
Science Fair. It was held at Crawford Academy in Toronto on April 17th, 1998. It was thrilling to
see students from 4 different Christian schools including the host school, public and separate
(Roman Catholic) schools, home schoolers and even a grade 12 entry from a collegiate institute.
Last year we had 39 great exhibits however this year we were blessed with a total of 133 exhibits,
our God is truly amazing in His blessings. So far as the 148 exhibitors were concerned (some
exhibits were group projects):
School Type Exhibits Christian 114 Home Schools 29 Public Schools 3 Collegiate 1 Separate 1 Grade Range Exhibits Kindergarten 5 1-3 38 4-6 38 7-9 49 10-12 18
It was very delightful to see that seven of the home schools had named their schools.
This shows a sense of pride in their achievements.
Marie Katz (book table) and
Hilda Harris (admissions) share
a humorous momemt.
The four Christian schools represented were:
|Neil Boron, host of
Lifeline phone-in talk program,
broadcasts live from the Science
Fair across Southern Ontario and
most of New York State on the
New York Network.
|Rev Hans Vanderwerff
with his lovely wife Vonnie.
Pastor Hans, a retired Messianic
Jewish spiritual leader, opened
the science fair in prayer.
The Science Fair opened officially at 10.30 a.m. and throughout the day quite a number of visitors came to see the children's projects. We were blessed with judges from many backgrounds such as local scientists and teachers, Christian ministries and churches, all individuals who were well qualified to help with the judging. Indeed the judges were enthused and delighted to see the quality of work the students were capable of exhibiting.
Sergeant Barry Farndon,
Ontario Provincial Police,
one of the Judges.
|Erin (Gr 3) and Gavin (Gr 2) Cleary
with their exhibit on Birds.
The Pileated Woodpecker.
Mother: Perelandra Cleary.
Just a sampling of some of the intriguing and often quite advanced exhibit titles are: a Rabbit exhibit from Stephen Taylor with his exhibit entitled 'On the 6th day God made Rabbits' at the junior kindergarten level HS, he even brought a live rabbit! Matthew Browett, HS grade 2, produced an exhibit on the Circulatory System, quite an achievement for grade 2! Esther Martin, HS grade 3 developed a spectacular display on elephant communication, well done Esther. Wayne Williams CS grade 4 showed us how God created gravity, and how gravity controls the universe. James Cleary, HS grade 6 showed us how Acoustic Levitation works and how that relates to Ancient Technology. Roberto DelCastillio CS grade 8 produced a fine display on Super Novas. Trevor Schmidt CS grade 11, presented a Scientific Sketch of Music; Brenda Binette CI grade 11, showed us God's Diet - the Original Diet. There were many more very fine exhibits, and we have not left any out due to them not deserving it, but only because of lack of room. You can see from this small sampling that the students put a lot of effort and learning into their projects, even at the younger grades. Amazing!
Alex Parachin, President of the
700 Club in Canada with David Harris,
Chairman of Creation Discovery Project.
|Edrik (Gr 3) and Melissa (Gr 2) Leung
with their exhibit on Trees.
Trees are the greatest creation of God
They provide fresh, clean air.
Scarborough Christian School.
David Mainse president of 100 Huntley Street and Alex Parachin president of the 700 Club in Canada planned to hand out the prizes, however David Mainse had car trouble and could not attend. In David's words, his car had trouble with the "Big Bang!" 100 Huntley Street did however offer two exhibits the honour of appearing on their new satellite tv program in the fall of this year, along with their exhibits. The criteria for choosing these two were that they be visually exciting and good communicators. The two exhibits selected were Kathleen Cleary, a grade seven home schooler from Blackstock, Ontario, with her exhibit of 'The Missing Link', and Ashley Wellman, a grade seven student from Yorkland School in North York, Ontario, with her exhibit of 'The Night Sky'.
|Corporal Joel Harris of 876
Royal Canadian Air Cadets
(Ghost Riders). Joel was one
of 4 cadets directing traffic.
We hope that from this the students will become more established in their understanding of God's creation, more established in the faith of Christianity, and more confident in the evidence that shows when God said He did it this way, He meant it. It certainly encouraged us on the boards of the sponsoring organizations.
Many thanks go to the other organizations and friends that supported our science fair with
prayer, prizes and financial help.
The sponsors who helped were:
Marie Katz (book table) and
Hilda Harris (admissions) help
out at the science fair.
The winners of the science fair prizes are:
|.1 1T FACE="Times New Roman"> kindergarten 1st prize||Stephen Taylor||On the 6th day God made Rabbits||HS||.||JK|
|kindergarten 2nd prize||Ryan deRoos||Creation Week||HS||.||K|
|kindergarten 3rd prize||Katie Riihimaki||Birds||HS||.||SK|
|grades 1-3 1st prize||Justin Marques||The Solar System||CS||Crawford Adventist Academy||3|
|grades 1-3 2nd Prize||Phillip Joseph||Early Earth, The Flood, Post Flood||CS||Crawford Adventist Academy||3|
|grades 1-3 3rd Prize||Rochelle Fraser||The Garden of Eden||CS||Crawford Adventist Academy||2|
|grades 4-6 1st Prize||Kim Workman||Bird's Nests||HS||.||4|
|grades 4-6 2nd Prize||Joyce Meneses||Frog in Hibernation||CS||Crawford Adventist Academy||5|
|grades 4-6 3rd Prize||Andrew Lushington||Cycle of Life in Soil||PS||Lynngate Jr PS||4|
|grades 4-6 3rd Prize||James Cleary||Acoustic Levitation||HS||.||6|
|grades 7-9 1st Prize||Daphne Leung||Lights! Plants! Grow!||CS||Yorkland School||8|
|grades 7-9 2nd Prize||Adrianna Lewis
|Can Plants Survive Without Rain? - group project||CS||Crawford Adventist Academy||8|
|grades 7-9 3rd Prize||Dora Logan-Watts||Plants||CS||Yorkland School||7|
|grades 10-12 1st Prize||Brenda Binette||"The Original Diet"||PS||York Mills CI||11|
|grades 10-12 2nd Prize||Meriam Youannas||Why I don't believe in evolution||CS||Whitefield Christian Academy||10|
|grades 10-12 3rd Prize||Reed Liang||Detecting Vitamin C in Fruits and Vegetables||CS||Crawford Adventist Academy||11|
|grades 10-12 3rd Prize||Trevor Schmidt||A Scientific Sketch of Music||CS||Whitefield Christian Academy||11|
|distance Peterborough||Lauren Workman||Seashells||HS||.||2|
|distance Peterborough||Kim Workman||Bird's Nests||HS||.||4|
|distance Peterborough||Katie Workman||Black Light||HS||.||7|
Creation Discovery Project, 740 Kennedy Road, T,H, 49, Scarborough, Ontario, M1K 2C5
"In six days God created the heavens, the Earth, the seas, and all that is in them"
Created 1997 February 5th