GUIDELINES

THIS YEAR’s STEM FAIR is GOING VIRTUAL !!!!

We’re still holding this STEM Fair despite school closures, which means still getting to create and discover great new things

ALL students in ALL grades are invited to participate in this year’s STEM Fair! Register online by clicking here.  Follow the guidelines on this page and throughout this website.

STEM Fair Project Guidelines:

  • Please complete the 2020 STEM Fair registration ONLINE as soon as possible or by Friday, April 24th.
  • Pick a STEM Project based on STEM ideas!  Explore and create something that inspires you!
  • Complete your project anytime in April. Write out your method, data, conclusions in a neat way (or type it), make drawings or other visuals if needed.
  • Take photos of your experiment / creation / final display of materials + your written work. If it is all better explained or demonstrated in a video do one of MAX 2 mins. Post it to the Hollywood Hill Virtual STEM Fair Facebook Group . or email it to Lagallow@gmail.com and I can post on your behalf!
  • Check out what others have done! Make positive comments or ask interesting questions about their projects!
  • If interested, your student can have a listing of the comments from others + assessment page + a PARTICIPANT RIBBON mailed to their home!

Having fun presenting scientific findings

Work on your project.  Start early to ensure you have enough time to make observations , collect data and complete your board.

Utilize a journal!  This is a great idea for students in Grade 3-5. It is a good idea to maintain clear notes and data collection throughout your project timeline.

Or use this scientific-method worksheet to organize the project and keep track of the section for your board.

Get help from a parent or other adult, if you need, to help perform your experiments.  Or, they can help you on science websites or at the library.

When you are ready, make a display of your final work, any pictures you’ve taken, your scientific method sheet, results page with data and then a short written conclusion. Feel free to add drawings, as well as if you had material items for your work (like an experiment, or something you built).

Set it up taped or leaning on a plain wall, flat counter or floor, then have your parent take photos of your entire project as well as a few close ups of your work so we can read it!  View the diagram below for an option on how to lay out your board space. Then post it on the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/614992109341372/  with student name and grade, a few photos and you’re done!

Additional props or equipment may also be part of your display on a space available basis as long as they are not fragile, breakable, or potentially dangerous items. The school and PTA are not responsible for lost or broken items.

Parents are encouraged to help their young scientist(s) research and test their topics, always remaining in a supporting role.

The STEM Fair will be over on Friday, April 24th,2020. 

How Should the Board be Used to Present My Findings?

You may use the diagram below as an example for your board.  Feel free to make it your own! Last year we saw painted boards, glued embellishments, lots of photos, mounted labels, and more!  Make it interesting for someone passing by to grab their attention. Objects and/or documentation, reports or journals are not required to be displayed in front, but they do enhance the visual appeal for attendees of the Fair.

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