Science Fair Information

This year P.S. 83 will be holding a Science Fair 9:30 am on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017.  We hope you will be able to take an active part in the development of your child’s Science Project.  Depending on the grade level of your child, projects will be completed as follows:

 

TIMELINE FOR PROJECT COMPLETION

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Problem: What thought provoking question is the project addressing?

Friday, January 6, 2017

Informational Writing: It is the background information for the topic.      

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hypothesis: What is the student’s prediction?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Project Outline: This is a paragraph describing what the project is about and should include a list of needed materials

Friday, January 20, 2017

‘Check-In’: Student will be ready to discuss progress with teachers

Monday, January 30, 2017

Project due and oral reports begin.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Science Fair

 

Student projects will be assessed using the following guidelines:

Originality of Project

Use of Scientific Process

Accuracy of Data

Analysis of Results

Effort & Workmanship

Knowledge of Science Facts

Overall Appearance

 

Kindergarten – Animals Project

Grade 1 – One class theme project  

Grades 2-8 – Individual or 2 student group project if permitted by teacher.  Students’ projects are expected to be related to the science curriculum for their grade level unless otherwise approved by their teacher.

**The use of live animals or insects IS NOT PERMITTED.  Items of value SHOULD NOT be included.**

FOR A SAMPLE SCIENCE PROJECT BOARD, PLEASE CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT TO THE RIGHT.

 

Judging:     

The classroom teacher will judge all projects and select 5 semifinalists from the class. These projects will be displayed in the hallways outside the classrooms and will then be displayed on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the school wide Science Fair Open House in the Annex Cafeteria.  A panel of judges will select a class winner for each class in grades 2 - 8.  A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place school winner will be selected at 11:00 am from the class winner projects.