The annual Science Fair at Cunha Intermediate School saw a return to normalcy after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020-21 school year went remote in early spring 2020, making the science fair an optional project with only 10 participants. For the next two years, students presented their projects through a powerpoint slideshow. 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.
Cunha Intermediate School captured the event through Coastside News Group photographer Anna Hoch-Kenney, and a gallery is available for viewing online. The return to in-person science fair presentations was a significant milestone for both the school and the community.