What is a science fair?
Good question! First, in order to participate in the science fair, students need to be involved in various science projects. The younger students (those in 4k, kindergarten 1st and 2nd grades) will participate through classroom projects with their teachers. The older students (those in 3rd, 4th and 5th) have the opportunity to investigate something more closely through an individual project or with a partner.
Our science fair will be held over two days, the 27th and 28th of May, 2010. During those two days, students from the entire school will have the chance to show what they have learned during their investigations. All those who participate will receive a certificate of participation. We also hope to have several scientists visit the fair and award special recognition to those students who have demonstrated an excellent use of the scientific method during their investigations.
Note: for the science fair, there will be no prizes because this is not a contest!

What is a “project”?
Another good question! The older students may put together a project of one of the following 3 types:
1) Invention—Invent something that solves a problem or makes a job quicker or easier to do.
2) Demonstration—Demonstrate a scientific principle.
3) Experiment—Test a hypothesis using the scientific method.

-We hope to have more resources available soon to help students prepare for the fair.

Parents and other family members are invited to come visit the fair on Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 3PM to 7PM en the Mitchell Elementary library.

Science Fair Committee:
Mrs. Gutierrez – 3rd grade, Mrs. Bach – Title I, Mr. Braun – 5th grade,
Mr. Miatech – 5th grade, Mr. McCormick – Principal