Science Fair and Program
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Night:
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Students must set up their projects in the cafeteria immediately after school on April 16. Students should bring their projects to school that morning or have parents bring to the school no later than 3:00.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Project judging – students will not be present for judging.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Science Program and award ceremony in the gym. This year’s program will feature Byron Nelson High School students displaying their own science projects and experiments and will show us how to be student scientists.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lakeview science fair participants will display their own projects to the public in attendance.
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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