The school-wide Science Fair is neither juried nor competitive and welcomes all projects (see guidelines below). All student scientists will receive participation awards and will be entered into a raffle for exciting, science-related prizes.
|Date:||Sunday afternoon in spring|
How Do You Do It?
- PICK a topic that interests you. Ask a question you can answer using a simple scientific method. For example, in previous years students have asked:
- Can a plant grow through a maze?
- What happens when you put an egg in vinegar for a week?
- What kinds of food do birds like best?
- Which household cleaners remove the most germs?
- COLLECT and record information (data) that you measure or observe.
- MAKE a model or draw a diagram that shows a scientific phenomenon.
- BUILD an apparatus that demonstrates scientific principles.
- RESEARCH, illustrate and explain a scientific wonder.
Need ideas? Check out our inspiration page HERE.
You can also see some photos from last year HERE!
- Work alone or with friends or siblings. Up to 4 in a group.
- Feel free to get assistance from parents or other adults, but make this project your own.
- Each student of team will have a 3’ x 3’ display space on half of a 3’ x 6’ table.
- Projects may NOT use open or concealed flames, gases, non-contained microbial cultures, flammable liquids, or dangerous methods.
- Wear something GREEN to the Science Fair to show support for Willard!
Did you know that a lot of science went into the sustainable design of our new school building? Learn about the eco-friendly elements of the Willard School building HERE.
Look for some eco-friendly project ideas HERE. For example:
- Use petroleum jelly on a block to collect, examine and document air pollutants in different locations (http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/dirty-air/).
- Create and examine your own backyard biosphere, a self-sustaining environment. (http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/backyard-biosphere/)
- Discover the perfect recipe for composting your kitchen and household waste. (http://www.education.com/science-fair/article/what-makes-best-compost-pile/)