Science Fair

Contest Coordinator:  Susan Gage

sgage@mpisd.net
903-573-4506 - cell
903-575-2040 - Wallace
903-379-3007 - home

Winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m.
MONDAY,  SEPTEMBER 26th in the main auditorium
of the North Ridge Church of Christ.

Scientific Method Form

 

Contest Guidelines

** ATTENTION SCHOOLS:  PLEASE CALL IN THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES FROM YOUR SCHOOL THE WEEK BEFORE THE FAIR.

Projects are due on Sunday, September 25th  between 1-2:30 p.m. at North Ridge Church of Christ.

Students must explain their projects to the judges (time limit two (2) minutes) on Sunday, September 25th.

Projects will be judged after you arrive & set up on Sunday, September 25th.

Free tickets will be given to each participant and their parents that are present.

Each project must have a completed Scientific Method Form. (form print option above before contest guidelines)

PROJECTS MUST BE PICKED UP TUESDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 27th BETWEEN 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (ANY PROJECTS LEFT AFTER 7:30 P.M. WILL BE DISCARDED)


All projects must be current (from October 2015 - Now).  Projects that have been previously entered in the Titus County Fair Academic Rodeo are ineligible (even if submitted by a sibling).

Partners are not permitted!!!

Purchased models of cars, airplanes & boats are not acceptable.

No animals!  No gasoline!  No Fire!  No current electricity!

Batteries are permissible.

Posters alone cannot be exhibited.

Projects do not have to be complicated, elaborate or expensive.

Projects will be displayed Sunday - Tuesday during the Academic Rodeo at North Ridge Church of Christ.

The Titus County Fair nor North Ridge Church of Christ cannot assume responsibility for damage to a child's exhibit.

All participants will receive a ribbon.  First place winners of each level will receive a $30 Walmart Gift Card, Second place will receive a $20 Gift Card, and Third place will receive a $10 Gift Card.

Student's name, grade, school, teacher, parent/guardian's name, address and phone number on back of each project.

The following grade levels will be judged together:  K only, 1-2 Grades, 3-4 Grades, 5-6 Grades, and 7-8 Grades.

****Kindergarten students will now compete within their own division.  They will no longer compete within the 1st - 2nd grade division.*****

 

 WHAT IS A SCIENCE PROJECT?

1.  Choose a problem to solve.

2.  State your problem as a specific question.

3.  Research your problem.

4.  Form a hypothesis.

5.  Plan your project.

6.  Set up a time schedule.

7.  Make a list of all the materials you will need.

8.  Collect all your materials.

9.  Conduct your experiments, several times.

10. Record the data.

11. Organize the data in a more orderly form.

12. Draw conclusions from the data.

13. Prepare your report, graphs, drawings, and diagrams.

14. Construct your science fair display.

 What is NOT a Science Project?

1.  a collection of related or unrelated objects

2.  a list of things

3.  a report not supported by data or an experiment

4.  a model, illustration, or piece of equipment unrelated to an experiment

Science Project Display

Try to design a display which is simple, thorough, and easy to set up.  Your materials and equipment should be placed in front of, or be attached to, an attractive background of a contrasting color.

Your display should be self-explanatory.  The average viewer should be able to quickly grasp what it is all about without needing you to be present to answer questions or provide explanations.

Examples of your observations and research should be part of the display.

Be prepared to talk about your project and to answer questions from the judges.

Definitions

The problem on which you base your science project may be chosen from a variety of science 'areas,' as defined below.  The problems listed on the Ideas List are arranged according to these areas, and are given to help you think about your own areas of interest.

The best science project for you will come from one of your own ideas.

Science:  knowledge gained from observations, study, and experimentation in order to determine the nature of things

Astronomy:  the study of the star, planets, and the universe including their composition, motion, size, and position

Biology:  the science that deals with plants, animals, and other living organisms, as well as botany, zoology, and ecology

Chemistry: the study of the composition and properties of substances (solids, liquids, and gases), and the reactions between them

Geology:  the science of the physical nature and history of the earth from its crust to its core, as well as the study of rocks and fossils

Meteorology:  the science of the atmosphere, weather, and climate

Oceanography:  the study of the ocean and its creatures

Physics:  the science of the properties, changes, and interactions of mechanics, heat, electricity, and optics; the study of matter and energy, and the interactions between them

NOTE:  Any problems which do not fit clearly into one of the above categories have been included under 'general science'.

*** Attach to the back of project***

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Science Fair Refrigerator Notice

Name ________________________________      

School _______________________________                       Don't Forget !!!
                                                                                           Pick Up Science Fair
Teacher ______________________________                            Project

Grade _______________________________                 Tuesday, September 27th
Parent/Guardian's Name
______________________________________
Phone _________________________________

Email address __________________________