Annual Science Fair

Limestone Learning Foundation
Students showcase scientific discoveries
The 48th Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair (FLASF) is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29, 2019 at McArthur Hall, Queen’s University.  FLASF is a regional science project competition that is run annually in the spring in Kingston, Ontario.  FLASF provides a venue for all area students in Grades 5 to 12 to showcase their investigations in scientific topics of personal interest in a public forum. 

At this year’s fair, more than 280 students will be presenting their science projects in four project divisions: computer science and engineering, physical and mathematical sciences, life and earth sciences and human health sciences. Not only are students demonstrating their scientific knowledge and understanding, they also have the opportunity to compete for trophies, medals and special awards including cash prizes, gift certificates and summer camp scholarships with a total value of approximately $5,500.  As well, five Best of Fair project winners will advance to the Canada Wide Science Fair with all travel, registration, food and accommodation paid for by the regional science fair. Over 200 judges from the local science community have volunteered their time to meet the students and review their projects during this 2-day fair.

In addition to the students who are presenting their own work, an additional 200 students will be attending hands-on workshops in addition to viewing their fellow students’ project displays.  Hands-on workshops will be run by Queen's Engineering Connections, Dan Hendry from the Limestone District School Board, Mining Matters and RoboGals. As well, there will be a keynote address for all participants on Friday, given by Dr.James Fraser, Associate Professor, from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy at Queen’s University.

FLASF is affiliated with Youth Science Canada, a National organization that acts as a link between the 100 regional science fairs in Canada.  Five students will win best-of-fair awards and will go on to compete at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) in Fredericton in May, with their expenses covered by FLASF. This CWSF brings together 500 students from across Canada to meet and interact with fellow students as well as industry and academic professionals in their field of interest. FLASF participants have historically been successful at the CWSF and look forward to participating every year.

FLASF is a non-profit, registered charity that is run by a group of volunteers from the community to promote and encourage student participation in the sciences. FLASF is supported by financial donations and in-kind services from our fair host, Queen’s University; our key sponsors, Invista (Canada) Company, St. Lawrence College and Leahurst College; as well as other educational institutions, the Limestone District School Board, the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, and local companies and service organizations. Full information about this year’s fair and past fairs can be found on our website 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.