It's a great opportunity for kids to get hands on experience with science. The invention convention was also a part of the event. Kids from grades 3-8 compete for a chance to win an award. This year they will be sending the winner to compete in the nationals invention convention.
Co-director of the Maine science festival Jim Fartini said, "A lot of great creative ideas from students that are based on real life problem and their real life solutions, and it's great activity that we've put into many of the middle schools around the state."
The invention convention was all day Saturday, but the science fair is all weekend long.