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Annual Science Fair and Book Fair Night

MORRISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2020 SCIENCE FAIR

 

MES Families:

 

You are invited to participate in the 2020 Annual Science Fair! Register here, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFCpU4wsnpIDy-YeaYVPDHdQKWUxOfBf-4inKLtwTCtiN1PA/viewform

When is the Science Fair?

MES will hold the Science Fair on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Students should bring their projects to school for project check-in between 5:30 - 6 pm on December 10th. Judging will take place between 6 and 8 pm. As a part of the judging, students will be asked to conduct a brief presentation about their project. The Science Fair will be open to families during the judging. Projects will need to be taken home on the evening of December 10th after the fair.

 

Who can participate in the Science Fair?

All students in K – 5 are welcome to participate in the non-competitive portion of the MES Science Fair and will be judged. Students in grades 3 – 5 have the option to compete in the competitive portion of the MES Science Fair. The top 6 projects will be invited to participate in the NC Science and Engineering Regional Fair on Saturday, February 1, 2020 (registration must be completed by a parent or guardian by Saturday, January 17, 2020). Students may work on a project individually, or within a group of 2-3 students. Of course, all students are encouraged to have the support of their family.

 

Project Judging

All projects entered into the and non-competitive portions of the Science Fair will be judged by educators, sciences and/or community volunteers. All students will have the opportunity to present their project to the judges. If entering the competitive portion of the Science Fair, students will be judged based on the criteria listed on the NC Science and Engineering Fair website, https://ncsefreg3a.stemwizard.com/. The project judging schedule will be as follows for the non-competitive portion: Kindergarten - 1st from 6 - 6:30 pm; 2nd - 3rd from 6:35 - 7:05 pm; 4th - 5th from 7:10 - 7:40 pm, and for the competitive portion for grades 3rd - 5th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

 

Why Should you Participate in the Science Fair?

Students get to be involved in the total scientific process and in the development of a scientific project that results in a science fair exhibition. The students will learn to recognize problems, plan an experiment, gather and analyze data, and draw conclusions. In doing this, he or she will develop self-confidence and gain the respect of his or her peers. Plus, all participants get a special science demonstration by our judges!!! As an added bonus, winners will participate in the NC Science and Engineering Fair in February. We will help to make sure these projects follow all required guidelines and rules.

What is a Science Project?

A science project is based on observation, investigation, and scientific thinking. The best project is one which interests the student. A true science project is an investigation of a question involving research, planning, and application of scientific methods to seek an answer to the question. This year, we welcome engineering projects as well. Display projects (i.e. a volcano) will not qualify for the NC regional fair. More information about this can be found at http://ncsciencefair.org/region3a/?page_id=9 .

 

How do I Create a Science Fair Project?

All students are invited to design a science fair project (investigation or engineering) that uses the scientific method to solve a problem. Please complete online registration through the online Google form by December 1, 2019. It may seem like an overwhelming task to come up with a project idea and develop that idea into a project for the science fair. FEAR NOT! There are lots of books available at the public library and a ton of great websites to help select a project that’s just right for your child. Some of our favorites are listed on this sheet and are also available as links on the MES website Science Fair page.

 

HERE’S THE PLAN…

1) Help your child select a project idea. Check out the websites listed below!

2) Complete online Google Form registration form by Sunday, December 1st

3) Bring the project to MES on the evening of TUESDAY, December 10th between 5:30 - 6 pm.

4) Parents and families may view projects the evening of December 10th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

5) Take home your project after the Fair on December 10th.

 

Science Fair Websites

INFORMATION ABOUT THE NC SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR. NO WORRIES, WE WILL WORK WITH THE WINNERS TO BE SURE ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET BEFORE THE FAIR IN FEBRUARY! http://ncsciencefair.org/region3a/?page_id=9

● Google Search this phrase: “The Most Fabulous, Scientific, All Helpful, Kid Friendly and Most Excellent Science Fair Project Planner Known to Kid Kind” Open the pdf file; This guide is a one of the best on the web. ● http://www.sciencebuddies.org/ ● http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/ ● http://www.sciencefairadventure.com/ ● http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/

 

Volunteers

If you would like to be a volunteer judge, please contact Bonani Langan (bonani.langan@gmail.com)