Cowlishaw Elementary Science Fair
Everything you need to know...
...is in the Science Fair Information Packet! Click here to download the packet and get the details! Including information on display requirements, the schedule for Fair night, and lots of great information about using the Scientific Method.
Register to participate.
All young scientists wishing to display a project at the fair must register in advance through this online form. We strongly encourage early registration in order to reserve your space and your project board. Final registration deadline is April 10.
Projects should be student driven.
Project ideas should come from the students, and the project should be driven by them. Parents should use their best judgment in deciding when to get involved, such as when there is a potential safety issue. For especially young kids, parents may provide some guidance, but it is important that the kids be able to call the project their own.
Working with someone else.
You may work on your project independently, or you may optionally work with a partner who is also a student at Cowlishaw Elementary School in the same grade.
Need help choosing a topic?
When it comes to choosing a topic, the sky is the limit! What have you wondered about? The best topics come from your own genuine curiosity about how something works, or why something is the way that it is. But if you have trouble thinking of something on your own, the internet is full of resources to help you choose a topic. We've listed a few for you here:
Project Selection Resources
What grade levels can participate?
Every student at Cowlishaw Elementary School is eligible to participate in the Cowlishaw Science Fair! Students can display their experiment along with their display board, as long as they meet safety guidelines. Kindergarten - 2nd grade students have the option of either doing a display with information about a general science subject, or doing an experiment. (More details are available in the Science Fair Information Packet.)
Our science fair is non-competitive, as our goal is simply to encourage scientific exploration and discovery and promote a deep lifelong passion for science. Each participant will have an opportunity to answer questions from a parent volunteer, or "Science Expert," and each participant will receive an award for participation. Special achievement awards will be presented to one project from each grade, chosen by the Science Experts.
Submit your photos!
During the evening of the science fair, on the big screen we will be displaying a slide show of photos taken by you! So parents -- while your young scientist is busy conducting that wild experiment, sneak out your digital camera and capture some shots. Then upload them here by April 6, so we can include them in the slide show. Note: All submissions may not be included in the show.
A big event like the science fair wouldn't be possible without the help of numerous volunteers. We have all kinds of different jobs to be done, so if think you can spare an hour or two on the day of the fair, we would love your help. Please contact Denise Lease at firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up now!
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