Rosa Parks Elementary PTSA

 

Rosa Parks Science Fair - 2018- 2019

 

SCIENCE FAIR 2018-2019 | ROSA PARKS ELEMENTARY

 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 31st

Completed Project DueWednesday, February 6th

 Click HERE to continue with registration.

Calling All Our Puma Scientists!

 Start asking your scientific questions and gather your materials! Share your discoveries in a display board and your impressive creations with a model or working experiment!  Creating a science fair project is FUN!!!

 

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. Judging will not be based on perfection but on originality of 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. Judging will not be based on getting the right answer, but knowing how to follow the scientific process despite failures.
    • If you need access to an electrical outlet, please bring an extension cord in case you need 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.” After judging, you must stay with your project for the duration of the science fair.

Questions? Contact us at:  rosaparkssciencefair@gmail.com

Some resources to help you get started

Make:
Instructables
Howtoons
Science Buddies
All Science Fair Projects
Science Project.com 
Rosa Parks ES Library
King County Library System
Pacific Science Center
Bookstores
Scientists and teachers you know

Home Advisor - Science Projects around home