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It is time to Register for the Science Fair!

Maywood Science Fair is happening in June! Students will be able to show their projects to their class during school hours, and the Science Fair Open House will be from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, June 7th and is OPTIONAL. 

Projects should be delivered to the classroom on or before the morning of June 7th,  and removed after the Science Fair Open House. 

Guidelines for Science Fair Projects:

1.  Each project has 3 parts:                                                                           

•  Do some STEM: (Science, Technology, Engineering, or  Math).  See ideas on back.

•  Make a display that explains what you did and learned.

•  Show your project to your class during School Hours.  All projects will then be displayed at the Science Fair Open House from 6:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 7th, but attendance is OPTIONAL.

2.   Register soon even if you are not sure yet what kind of project you will be doing, your registration form indicates your intent to participate and so we can deliver a tri-fold board to the student. Registration forms came home in kid mail and are available in the office, or register online with this link https://forms.gle/SSrCaH4hDt64svY59 or QR code

3.  Use drawings or photos to illustrate living, breakable, or potentially dangerous items used in the science project.  The school and PTA are not responsible for lost or broken items.  If you have any questions, or would like to help with the Science fair, please contact Malia Caracoglia malia.caracoglia@gmail.com, Vicki Hurless victoria.hurless@gmail.com, or Laura White lwhite@nsd.org

am available to help supervise at the Science Fair Open House:

                                   The most important thing to remember is to HAVE FUN!

Here are some ideas:

Here are some fun Science Project Ideas: 

Collection:Collect some rocks, leaves, shells, pinecones, etc. Organize your collection and label it.
Apparatus:You can build an apparatus, or machine,  like your own telescope, or model.
Demonstrations:Demonstrations are like a magic trick that explains a scientific concept. You already know what is going to happen before you do it. Floating an egg in salt water is a good example.
Research:A research project may look like a report on an interesting animal, a famous scientist, or other topic with a scientific interest like black holes.
Experiment:Many demonstrations can be adapted to create an experiment by changing one variable. For example, from a demonstration: making an egg float in saltwater, you could experiment to see if it would float in sugar water, or would it work with Epsom salts?

More ideas for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects:

Technology:Programming-Write a how-to step with step by step instructions on how to program on a simple programming tool such as http://scratch.mit.edu/.  Explain how solar power works.  Go to the Illuminations website (http://illuminations.nctm.org/) and do an activity.
Engineering:Design something useful like a bridge, or catapult, using gears, levers, pulleys or manipulatives like Legos. 
Math:Show a math concept through a series of steps. For example, roll dice 100 times and tally the outcome of each roll to answer the question, “Is Lucky Seven really lucky?” 

Now Create a Display:  Create a BIG TITLE and your name at the top. Show what you did and what you learned.  Items other than the display board may be included, but please keep it simple. Remember that projects will need to fit in a backpack if your child rides the bus. (Nothing living or potentially dangerous, please!)