Science Fair

The Science Fair Is Here!

  • Kickoff is January 8
  • Registration Deadline is February 2: Click here to register
  • The Fair begins February 5. 

The Science Fair is an opportunity for students at all grade levels to learn about the scientific method and participate in a fun experiment or project. 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES HERE

Kindergarten, First and Second Grades:

    • Experiments, project, demonstration or science observation

    • Traditional tri-fold poster, poster board, or slide presentation

    • Can choose to be interviewed

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades:

    • Experiments

    • Traditional tri-fold poster or slide presentation

    • Scheduled interview

Experiment vs Project

  • Science Experiment:

    • Uses scientific method

    • Can be repeated and results compared

  • Science Project:

    • Demonstration, observation, model

    • Explains a science concept

Both experiments and projects should be fun! Both are important! They are student led in both cases, and do not need to be expensive or extravagant.

The Scientific Method

These steps must be identified on 3rd-5th grade boards:

  • Question
  • Hypothesis
  • Materials 
  • Procedure
  • Variables
  • Data
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • Further Investigations

Interviews

Zoom Interviews with adult volunteers will be scheduled during the day on February 5th.  Interviews are a chance for students to share and teach what they have discovered.  These interviews will be brief and relaxed.  Come ready to show off your awesome work!

Additional Resources

Scientific method https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQBZbinoOrI

https://www.brainpop.com/science/scientificinquiry/scientificmethod/

https://www.spps.org/cms/lib/MN01910242/Centricity/Domain/3019/science_fair_planning_guide.pdf

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/elementary-school?c=VeryLow&m=Readily