NEW! Fair Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014.
School Viewing & Awards Date: Friday, Jan 31, 2014.
Online Registration opens Oct. 1st.
The Science and Social Studies Fair is an opportunity for children to ask a question and explore the answers for themselves. We will help guide you and your child along the way! Your child will love to share his/her project with family, friends and schoolmates. We look forward to a great night of science and social studies!!!
A science or social studies Investigative Project (or an Invention) asks a question and then uses 5 steps called the scientific method to discover an answer. The term Scientific Method sounds pretty complicated but it is actually 5 simple ideas that scientists use to solve problems:
- What I wonder (Question)
- What I think (Hypothesis)
- What I did (Experiment/Research)
- What I found (Results)
- What I learned (conclusions)(This process is explained in much more detail in the Project Guide.)
Once you’re done, you organize all your findings using a display or poster board. You may even want to include a demonstration. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to explain your results to the science fair judges, your friends, and your family at the Science and Social Studies Fair. In addition, each grade 4th – 6th competes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
In addition, 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to earn an Honorable Mention or Highest Honors ribbon.