● The deadline for registration is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH. The judging will take place at the Family STEM NIght on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH from 5-7 pm. You must be present to have your project judged.
● Projects will be set up and judged according to grade level. Students may work in pairs or in groups even if they are from different grades. A maximum of four students total may work on one project. (The exception to this are class projects.) The project will be judged based on the highest grade level of the members on the team.
● Projects should be completed by the student. Parent support and engagement is welcome as long as the learning and work that takes place in the project is that of the student. (Please see the Guidelines for Parent Involvement section.)
● Keep it safe! No dangerous chemicals, nothing that is harmful to animals or people, and no explosives.
How to Participate:
Step 1- Choose a project
Choose a project based on your interests. Think about phrasing questions such as, “What is the effect of ____________ on ____________?”
For ideas, go to www.sciencebuddies.org. There you can fill out a short questionnaire that will help you to narrow down project ideas.
Step 2- Register online
Follow the link below to register. Registration is FREE! Please submit one registration form per project.
Science Fair Registration 2024
Be sure to register by Friday, February 16th.
Step 3- Run the experiment
What is the Scientific Method?
The Scientific method is what scientists use to learn about things.
It has four major steps:
✔ State the problem. What is it that you want to find out? Example: Do plants need sunlight?
✔ State your hypothesis. A hypothesis is a statement about what you think is going to happen in your experiment. Example: The plants in sunlight will grow better than the plants kept in the dark because plants need sunlight to grow.
✔ Record your data. Write down and/or take pictures of what happens when you try your experiment. NOTE: Keep track of your data. Sometimes it makes sense to put it into a graph. Example: Two daisy plants were purchased. One was kept in my bedroom window; the other was kept inside a foil covered toy box. Each plant was watered every other day. Each plant was measured every week. After four weeks, the one in my window grew an inch and made three flowers. The other plant shriveled and almost died.
✔ State your conclusion. What happened? Was it what you expected? Why do you think it happened? What did you learn? Example: The plant in the light grew taller than the plant in the dark. This supports my hypothesis. I learned that light is very important for plants to grow and bloom.
Step 4- Create a display
Size limit: 36” x 48” (this is a standard display board). It must stand on its own.
Include the following sections: Title, Problem/Question, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Observations or Data, Conclusion. (Other optional sections may include: Research, Graphs, Pictures, etc.) Below is an example of a display board. This is just a suggestion for the layout.