Science Fair

Has your child ever wondered about why different kinds of fruits have different kinds of seeds? Or, why do apple slices turn brown in my snack? Why does the house creak at night? Why did playing with a magnet ruin my mom’s computer?

Time to let those scientific imaginations go and design an experiment reflecting your curiosity and interests. The goal of the Science Fair is to promote scientific thinking, creativity and innovation. Students can do an experiment or create an invention – their choice!

Here are a few simple guidelines for participating:

1. Pick a project idea and sign up, either individually or with a friend. Two to four people may work together.

Only one entry form is needed per group. The parent signing the form must ensure that all parents are aware and in agreement.

Each entry needs a tri-fold presentation board for the project and instructions/suggestions for layout.  West TV PTC requests a $3.00 donation per board.

2. You may work with your family to do your project, but remember it should be your child’s work and definitely their words explaining it!

3. Bring your completed projects to the West TV gym the morning of the Science Fair.

This is not a competition, so relax and enjoy. We will have volunteer reviewers who will give feedback. You can also see other projects and relate your own experiences.

Below are some helpful links:

Science Fair Tips

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas.shtml

http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/scifair/

Squishy Circuits – University of St. Thomas – recipes and instructions

The Science Fair is open to ALL grade levels.For more information, please contact the Science Fair Committee Chair or Volunteer Coordinator.