SCIENCE FAIR 2018 – BLINDED BY SCIENCE
Has your son ever asked you how airplanes fly? Or your daughter inquire what rainbows are made of? Encourage them to answer their own science questions by participating in the Science Fair! It’s a fun – and empowering – way for students to explore the world of science.
The 2018 Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 25. Students from any grade (K-6) can participate.
Here’s how it works: Each participant thinks of a science question, then conducts experiments or research to determine the answer. Participants then build a display board to showcase their results. Plan to have your child set up his/her project in the gym after school on Tuesday, April 24. A friend can do this for you, if needed.
During school on Wednesday, April 25, all students visit the Science Fair to view the projects, and visiting scientists from the community meet with each participant to discuss what was learned.
Invite grandparents, friends, parents and other relatives far and wide to see your child's project and all the others at our celebration, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 25. We'll have project awards for years of participation and for fun, offer light refreshments, and celebrate the kids who have participated in the fair. Please plan to take your project home with you that evening.
How To Get Started
Participants are supported and encouraged throughout the process. Please fill out the Registration Form by Friday, April 6, if you are interested in participating. The form will be going home in Friday folders and can be filled out and the hard copy returned to your student's teacher, or you may fill out the electronic form and email it, or your can register using Google.
This Information Guide provides more detail about the experimentation process and preparing a science experiment.
Remember to fill out the Experiment Notebook as you are preparing and conducting your science experiment. If you would like this notebook in Word format instead of Adobe, you can find that here – Experiment Notebook in Word. please contact Heather Gutherless at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For help in determining a good science question, you may want to review this List of Past Science Fair Questions. There are also many great resources for science experiment ideas in the Maple Grove library, your public library (Children’s science section), and on the internet. Some particularly good internet sites are:
The Science Fair is sponsored by the Maple Grove PTA and is run by parent volunteers. The Science Fair committee needs more volunteers to support the program. For more information, see the list of volunteer opportunities and contact Heather Gutherless at email@example.com or 720-323-5932.