Science Fair 2016 - March 10!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 6:15 AM

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Blast off with Science at the 2016 Science Fair on Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Upper Campus! The fair is a noncompetitive event intended to celebrate learning, get excited about science and hopefully explore more science-related courses and activities in the future! Each participating student has the opportunity to share a science-related project with a “judge,” receive a ribbon, and have a chance to win cool prizes.

 

Students in all grades (K-8) are invited to explore a topic of interest and display what they’ve learned.

 

·         Use your imagination to choose a project in any field of science. Some ideas include:

o   Science in My Backyard - Nature, plants, weather, and animals

o   Science in Art or Music - Colors, sounds, shapes, forms and architecture

o   Science in My Kitchen - Temperature, leavening, tastes, soaps and fizzies

o   Science in Motion - Pendulums, airplanes, cars, sports and marbles

o   Science Behind Space - Did you get excited about space after seeing Star Wars or the Martian? From exploring the stars and planets in the galaxy to learning about NASAs’ latest discoveries, project possibilities are endless!

·         Choose a style such as experiments, observations, demonstrations, reports and inventions. See the links below to help generate some ideas. The school media centers and Linden Hills Library will also set aside science-related books.

·         Projects should be created at home with parent guidance but should show the student’s best personal effort.

·         Project displays should be self-standing and clearly labeled with name and grade. (Tri-fold cardboard display boards are available at most stores that sell office / school supplies.)

·         Space is limited — please fit displays within a 2-ft footprint, no taller than 3.5 ft.

·         Students may display projects that were created for another event during this school year.

·         Group projects are welcome! Please register each student in the group and indicate partner name(s).

·         Projects involving food should be nut-free. If food samples are to be offered, please display a list of ingredients.

 

We will also have a guest exhibit from the Bakken Museum.

 

PARENT HELP IS NEEDED!! Volunteering is a fun way to be involved! More information on how to help will come soon, but parent volunteers are vital in making the Science Fair great!

 

Need Project Ideas? Here are some cool science websites:

www.sciencebuddies.org/

www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents

www.sciencekids.co.nz/

www.cool-science-projects.com/science-projects-for-kids.html

www.education.com/activity/all-grades/all-grades/science/

www.pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/

www.sciencemadesimple.com/

www.education.com/science-fair/

http://www.sciencebob.com/

www.scifiscience.co.uk

 

Books: The LHCS Lower & Upper campus media centers and Linden Hills Library will set aside science-related books.

 

If you have any questions about the Science Fair, please contact Jen Seeger or Dee DeFoe

 

Parents of registered students will receive a reminder e-mail with complete details prior to the event.