Research is one of the cornerstones of a Falmouth Academy education, and scientific research requires creativity, precision, skill, patience and organization. Our annual Science Fair and Engineering Fair showcases research projects from every student in grades 7-11. Many of our students have been mentored by scientists from local institutions (WHOI, MBL, McLane Laboratories) as they have pursued more specialized and original research for their projects. As the culminating event in their extended inquiry, students present the results of their projects to multiple scientist judges, who question them about their methodology, results and conclusions. After the results are tabulated, an awards ceremony recognizes top prizewinners who advance to the Regional Science Fair, and then hopefully earn bids to the State Science Fair at MIT and beyond.
In recent years our students have displayed an enviable record of success in science fair competition, garnering 149 top prizes at the State Science Fair, 15 invitations to the International Science and Engineering Fair, and 14 semifinalist and finalist spots in national research-based science competitions, including Intel, Siemens and Westinghouse.
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