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It is time for the Rosa Parks Science Fair! Start thinking of a topic, gather your materials, make your hypothesis, test your hypothesis, and prepare to share your discoveries using a display board and a model or working experiment!


Registration is extended until Friday, Feb. 10th  and completed project is due on Thursday, Feb. 23rd


Please register here!


All individual or group participant are welcome! Every participated PUMA Scientists will receive a participation certificate!




We need volunteers to make it happen!  Please sign up here!




As you think of a topic, here are some considerations  

• Since this is a home-based project, you should get started right away. 
• Use your imagination to come up with a subject that is interesting to you. 
• Ask a scientific question, do research, come up with a hypothesis, and build a model that will help you answer your question. 
• Some things you can build using your original ideas - models, Toymaker-style toys, robots, simple machines, circuits, terraria, instruments, patterns, even a sandwich - if it can help you answer a scientific question! 
• Things that don’t qualify: anything built following packaged instructions, anything with liquids, flammables, hazardous materials, catapults, weapons of any kind. No use of any liquids on the final day. If the experiment needs liquids, the same can be done at home and demonstrated via pictures or a video on an electronic device. 
• Each project should include a poster board/tri-fold poster with your project name and an age-appropriate write-up that summarizes the student’s work and uses the scientific method of inquiry, and a relevant model that answers a scientific question.  
• We encourage students to use three-sided display boards (available at Target, Ben Franklin, Fred Meyer).   
• Poster boards are fine as long as they are free-standing. 
• Dimensions of models should not exceed that of the poster board. The model should fit within the width of the tri-fold or poster board. 


Note to Parents: You are your child’s guide, mentor, and coach, but this project belongs to your child - so please let them lead. 


• Failure is an integral part of the scientific process. We welcome projects that have a hypothesis, and a model or experiment that was genuinely attempted, but the participant discovered the hypothesis was proven wrong. We also encourage showing pictures of different experiments or models that failed before reaching the final stage.



Hello scientists!!


We are looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 23rd at the Science Fair at Rosa Parks Commons! To help you in this quest here are some guidelines and important information:


  • Project submitted must be the original work of the student.
  • The project should be presented on a display board and can be accompanied by a model or working experiment.
  • Each student’s display board must have their name and project name on the display.
  • Use the Scientific Process “Problem Statement, Research, Hypothesis, Experiment materials, Observation, Data Collection and Results, and Final Conclusion”.
  • No use of any liquids on the final day. If the experiment needs liquids, the same can be done at home and demonstrated via pictures or a video on an electronic device.
  • Final completed display boards and experiments must be brought to school on Thursday, February 23rd.
  • Student has the responsibility of setting up the experiment from 5PM to 6PM in the Rosa Parks Commons. In the Commons area, look for the table with your grade level. Spaces at each table will be assigned based on a first come first serve basis.
  • To participate in the fair's 'SCIENCE PROJECTS SCAVENGER HUNTS' that open to the audience, participant please prepare one(1) question (along with the answer) that you want others to know or learn more about your science project.
  • Science Fair opens to all at 6PM until 8PM. Student projects must remain displayed until at least 7:40PM.
  • Each student must take home their project with them by 8PM and clean up their tables.
  • Each student is responsible for their own experiments and items brought for it.
  • If your project is fragile or if you do not want observers to touch or handle your project, please add a sign that says in bold “Do Not Touch”. You must stay with your project for the duration of the science fair, aside from a short break to view other projects.





Student set up projects in the Rosa Parks Commons 5PM - 6PM
Science Project's Scavenger Hunt and Trivia Questions 6PM - 7PM
Present Certificates and Ribbons to Participants 7:00 PM
Student starts clean up 7:40 PM
Science fair ends 8:00 PM


Questions? Email

Some resources to help you get started 


Science Buddies 
All Science Fair Projects 
Rosa Parks ES Library 
King County Library System 
Pacific Science Center 
Scientists and teachers you know 

Home Advisor - Science Projects around home 



Corporate Matching!

Many local companies match donations to non-profit organizations so you can get your donations matched. Please check with your employer to find out if the money you donate to the Rosa Parks Elementary PTSA can be matched.

Microsoft employees to donate via the Microsoft Give program to get their donations matched.

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