Save the Date
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Check back for details to come in 2019!
Order of the night:
TBD (Prior to six) - Judging
6:00 - Doors open
6:15 - Science Program
7:00 - Program ends; Awards
7-8 - Free to roam and check out the science fair and local scientists
THINGS TO KNOW:
--This year your child will have the option to have their project judged for additional recognition and prizes.
--Judged projects are to be one student’s work. Children may work in pairs, triples or individually on Non-Judged projects.
--GROWING MOLD/BACTERIAL CULTURES IS PROHIBITED!
--Participants in the judged competition will be eligible to receive awards and prizes as awarded.
NEED A PLACE TO START??:
Science Fair Websites
Here are some helpful websites to get you thinking about a project. Remember that the best projects are often original - which means think of the question yourself, and find a way to answer the question through a simple experiment. Finding the answer is the eventual challenge, but you can have help figuring out what to do if you need it!
1. Science Buddies: Use the topic selection wizard to help you figure out what science projects interest you most. Once you have a topic, get help doing research, setting up the experiments, and completing them. http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
2. Science Project Ideas: Some ideas and thought starters for different grade levels. http://othello.mech.northwestern.edu/~peshkin/scifair/chias_ideas.html
3. Science Fair Central: Great site to lead you through the process of getting an idea, setting up a project, and making a presentation. Includes cool project ideas, a science fair handbook, reviews of students' experiments, and more from Discovery Channel School. http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/
4. Scientific Method: You may have learned the Scientific Method in your Science class. There are slightly different versions, but the basic steps should be used when creating a science fair project. https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/science-fair/steps-of-the-scientific-method and https://www.factmonster.com/cig/science-fair-projects/understanding-and-using-scientific-method
5. Science Fair Project Resource Guide: Samples, ideas, magazines, resources, and more. Includes a list of sites that explain the Scientific Method. http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/
6. Super Science Fair Projects: Guide to projects, topics, experiments, and tips for successfully completing a science project, including the six steps of the Scientific Method. http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/
7. Information for Ft. Worth Regional Science Fair, Texas State Science Fair and Google Science Fair: Note that these competitions are open to students in 6th-12th grade. Info attached here is for older siblings, and to highlight to older elementary students that Lakeview’s Science Fair is a great way to prepare for the larger fairs that award significant prizes (think college tuition)!
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