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Science Fair
Wrenshall Science Fair
 
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Each January, students in grades K-12 are invited to participate in Wrenshall’s science fair. This has been a long tradition at Wrenshall School. During the science fair, projects are set up and judged in the commons area and viewed by the public during the evening of the event. The day after the fair, teachers and their classes are given the opportunity to view the projects. 

The main purpose of creating a science fair project is for students to explore an area of interest in science and to communicate what they have learned to others. This can be a very rewarding experience, not only because of the new knowledge and problem solving skills that are learned, but also because of the opportunities to advance to regional, state, and international competition where students win substantial monetary awards, trips to national science labs, and even four-year expense paid college scholarships.

When doing a science fair project, you should first pick a research topic that is of personal interest such as a hobby or an area of science that might be fun to explore. Possible research categories include: Earth and Space Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science, Physics or Biology. Second, narrow your topic by asking very specific questions concerning the topic. Next, conduct experiments using available time and resources to find answers to those questions. The Library Media Center is a great place to go to gather information for science fair projects. In addition, students and parents might also look on the Discovery Education web site for project and display ideas. Remember to start your projects early!

Successful projects are those where the student experimented, collected, and analyzed data instead of just reciting information from a book, magazine, or Internet site. These projects follow the basic steps of the scientific method: purpose, procedure, hypothesis, materials, data, and conclusion. Information should be displayed neatly on a project board. It is also important to remember that the project is to be the student’s work. As parents and teachers, we can help plan, guide, and make suggestions, but not do the project for the student. 

Good luck to all students in grades K-12 as you plan, prepare, and exhibit your projects in Wrenshall's science fair!
 

Science Fair Resources  
Science Fair Resources
Go here to find project ideas, display options, and resources for science fair projects.
 
Regional, State, and International Fairs  
Regional, State, and International Fairs
Enter here to find information and forms for the state science fair and more.


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