Science Fair Rocks!
Mark your calendars now!
The Science Fair will be held on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 from 5-7 pm in the school's gym.
Now is the time to start asking science questions and planning a project.
Why should you do a science fair project? It’s your chance to find out more about something that makes you curious! It can be fun and messy (if you want it to be), and it gives you an opportunity to learn about science and a chance to practice being a scientist. Every participant gets a ribbon and this year, there will be judges who will award prizes to the top projects in each grade level.
All students, from kindergarten through 4th grade, are encouraged to participate. Students may work individually or with one or two partners.
Start by Brainstorming Topic Ideas:
Try asking yourself these questions as you brainstorm topics:
--What do I love to do?
--Why does “that” work? What do I really NOT like doing? Is there a way I could make it easier?
--Why is it so hard to...?
--Why does this taste, smell, feel, look so....?
--Why does this break when I...?
Science Fair Project Ideas:
Science Fair projects should be based on things that your child wants to learn more about or based on something your child already enjoys. Some of the very best science fair projects are based on things kids already love! Sports, nature, cooking, seasons, bubble gum, nail polish, the possibilities are endless!
The internet is an amazing resource for finding ideas on Science Fair projects:
Fun Science Experiments for Kids | Steve Spangler Science
All Science Fair Projects
Science Made Simple
NEED: National Energy Education Development Project
The Science Club
ScienceBob.com: Science Experiments, Videos, and Science Fair Ideas.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids.
Youtube.com also has examples on what Science Fairs are like:
Henry Elementary School
Century Elementary School
Lebanon Elementary School
Mt Carmel Science Fair
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