SCIENCE FAIR 2022
CALLING ALL PUMA SCIENTISTS!!!
Start asking your scientific questions and gather your materials! Share your discoveries on a display board and your impressive creations with a model or working experiment! Creating a science fair project is FUN!!!
Our Science Fair will look different this year! Bring your project to school on February 22nd and drop it off at the office. During the next 3 days, February 23rd to 25th, all our Pumas will have the chance to visit the Science Fair during school time.
Visit this link https://bit.ly/3nP3gQG to register before February 18th!
All the participants will receive a participation certificate and winners will receive a fun reward.
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOUR PROJECTS!!
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 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. Voting will not be based on perfection but on the originality of the idea.
• 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. Voting will not be based on getting the right answer, but on knowing how to follow the scientific process despite failures.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some resources to help you get started
All Science Fair Projects
Rosa Parks ES Library
King County Library System
Pacific Science Center
Scientists and teachers you know
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