The Challenger Science Fair will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Students of all ages are invited to participate in the Science Fair. Students in 5th grade will be participating in the Science Fair as a graded project. Students will work on their projects leading up to Thursday, February 1st. Judging will take place during the day. The evening's events will include awards and a Science Fair open house for friends and families.
Information about signing up, day of event information, rules, etc. will be provided later this Fall.
SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION
Challenger Elementary School is pleased to invite all K-5th graders to participate in this year’s SCIENCE FAIR! Students have the opportunity to create their own personalized investigations that go beyond the classroom. It is our hope that in offering this opportunity, students will further foster an appreciation for science.
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Location: Challenger Elementary Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Winners Announced at PTA Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category per grade level. Fifth grade top award winners in each category advance to compete in the Northeast Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair at UAH held March 20-21, 2018
Behavioral and Social Sciences (BEHA), Earth and Environmental Sciences (EAEV), Engineering Mechanics (ENMC), Physics and Astronomy (PHYS).
Eligible Students: K – 5th Grade Students Individual or Team. Fifth Grade: Teams can be no larger than 2 people. Wallace/Hall or Thornton/Thomas students may work together. Teacher approval required for all 5th grade teams. K-4: Teams can be any size
For planning purposes here is an idea of what the timeline will be:
Early December 2017 Registration Deadline Decide on Topic & Develop Question/Solution
Mid December or just after Winter Break Final Prediction/Hypothesis Background Research
Early January Rough Draft Planning Materials/Procedure Due Procedure Check (bring in science notebook components,including data)
Mid January Preliminary Results Rough Draft of Data/Observations/Conclusion (graphs/charts) Due Prepare Project Display (SEE LAYOUT HERE)
Late January Final Copy of Procedure Results, Data, Conclusions Due Prepare Oral Presentation
1/31/18 All Projects due All Parts: Question/Problem Prediction/Hypothesis Planning Materials/Procedure Data/Observation Results/Conclusion Next Step/New Question ** Projects to be brought to Challenger Elementary Gym starting at 3pm on this day - students/parents are responbile for checking in and setting up their own projects